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 Davidson Claimed!! [message #704649]
Sun, 03 December 2017 10:20 Go to next message
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The Oilers made a roster move on Sunday, claiming defenceman Brandon Davidson off waivers from Montreal.

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/blog-oilers-claim-davidson/c -293639006?tid=281885062



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 Re: Davidson Clamed !! [message #704650 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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I like it !!



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 Re: Davidson Clamed !! [message #704651 is a reply to message #704650 ]
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Does this mean the Auvitu experiment is over. Please be true. I'm sure Lowetide is sobbing with joy right now.


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 Re: Davidson Clamed !! [message #704652 is a reply to message #704650 ]
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Nice! This makes me happy in so many ways. Boost to the back end (much needed) and bringing him home.


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 Re: Davidson Clamed!! [message #704654 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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This pleases me



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 Re: Davidson Clamed!! [message #704658 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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I like this idea, especially with Larsson out. Something will have to give once Larsson and eventually Sekera are back though. It wasn't long ago Davidson was being thought of as a top 4 D, but there is no room for him on the left side long term. I could see Davidson being re-waived down the road. Good stop gap though.


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 Re: Davidson Clamed!! [message #704660 is a reply to message #704658 ]
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jds308 wrote on Sun, 03 December 2017 11:42

I like this idea, especially with Larsson out. Something will have to give once Larsson and eventually Sekera are back though. It wasn't long ago Davidson was being thought of as a top 4 D, but there is no room for him on the left side long term. I could see Davidson being re-waived down the road. Good stop gap though.


If the Oilers are ever fully healthy, I see Davidson as the #7.

Sekera / Larsson
Klefbom / Benning
Nurse / Russell
Davidson

But it isn't common to be fully healthy. And when they aren't, I'd far rather have Davidson than Gryba or Auvitu. Especially Gryba.

He's actually the perfect guy for the 6/7 role.

Like this a lot.



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 Re: Davidson Clamed!! [message #704659 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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I am old enough to know how to spell .... can you say embarrassed ?? icon_rolleyes
*** Ain't gonna change it now Wave Towel



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 Re: Davidson Clamed!! [message #704661 is a reply to message #704659 ]
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goffer48 wrote on Sun, 03 December 2017 13:12

I am old enough to know how to spell .... can you say embarrassed ?? icon_rolleyes
*** Ain't gonna change it now Wave Towel

Happy to see ya back on here you old coot!!



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 Re: Davidson Clamed!! [message #704665 is a reply to message #704661 ]
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Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 03 December 2017 13:42

goffer48 wrote on Sun, 03 December 2017 13:12

I am old enough to know how to spell .... can you say embarrassed ?? icon_rolleyes
*** Ain't gonna change it now Wave Towel

Happy to see ya back on here you old coot!!


I've never really left.... I browse here a lot . Gotta keep in the know ... ya know ??
I kinda get tired of my opinions gettin' pounced on by young uns who think they know more. ... maybe they do..... I'd say 50/50, but I won't be bothered to feel I have to defend myself... Heck ..it took me 5 minutes to type this fer cryin' loud out !! icon_biggrin



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704662 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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Final part of the master plan complete. Chia just owned the league. Meant for all of this to happen from the beginning. We got the DD OT winner, and Davidson back anyways.

http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/sites/csnne/files/2017/07/10/bruins-chiarelli.jpg



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704663 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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I hope this move doesn’t cause a ripple effect in the organization that ends up affecting Keegan’s ice time.

Otherwise I approve.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704686 is a reply to message #704663 ]
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Man... I hadn't thought about that angle. I'm seriously concerned about this now.


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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704666 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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Aaaand this confirms I was wrong about him not liking it here, that I am a rumour monger, not smart about hockey, and shouldnt guess at what goes on behind the scenes.

I am happy to eat crow as I agree he is a perfect #7 and an upgrade on Gryba and Auvitu.

I should go back to lurking like ol' goffer48.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704668 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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goffer48 wrote on Sun, 03 December 2017 10:20

The Oilers made a roster move on Sunday, claiming defenceman Brandon Davidson off waivers from Montreal.

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/blog-oilers-claim-davidson/c -293639006?tid=281885062


2 thumbs up. Notably, the CHED post game radio show last night didn't think this was going to happen, I would think it's a no brainer. I think Auvitu is going to be assigned.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704687 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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Wow this is good news! Now to find a backup tender...


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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704697 is a reply to message #704687 ]
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It will be interesting to see what happens once all the Oilers defense is healthy. When they are, I have to think the top 6 is:
Nurse, Larsson, Klefbom, Russell, Benning, Sekera. When you look at it, not bad.

I would guess that Davidson becomes the #7. Then does 1 or both of Gryba and Auvitu get waived? I don't see them being traded for. Maybe a miracle happens but I doubt it.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704709 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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I don't get the Auvitu hate. He was brought in as a 6-7 defenseman and he's been performing like a bottom pair D guy.

I like the Davidson pickup but I'm not sure I'd play him over Auvitu yet.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704719 is a reply to message #704709 ]
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Congratulations to Brandon Davidson for becoming one of the few players (maybe the only player) to ever spark threads in the NHL, Speculation, and Oilers forums on this site in the span of 24 hours.

I'm glad we picked him up. I hope Montreal didn't ruin everything he learned here in Edmonton.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704727 is a reply to message #704719 ]
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oilfan94 wrote on Mon, 04 December 2017 12:21

Congratulations to Brandon Davidson for becoming one of the few players (maybe the only player) to ever spark threads in the NHL, Speculation, and Oilers forums on this site in the span of 24 hours.

I'm glad we picked him up. I hope Montreal didn't ruin everything he learned here in Edmonton.



Blame me for the Speculation thread, I saw the waiver news item, had the question "should Oilers claim him", and figured it fit in Speculation, didn't see Kr55's thread in NHL, sorry Kr55!

As I recall, its been a while, Davidson has decent wheels, thinking better than Auvitu, Gryba, and Benning, maybe even Klefbom, I'm interested to see how he compares..

[Updated on: Mon, 04 December 2017 15:18]


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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704726 is a reply to message #704709 ]
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WhoreableGuy wrote on Mon, 04 December 2017 10:17

I don't get the Auvitu hate. He was brought in as a 6-7 defenseman and he's been performing like a bottom pair D guy.

I like the Davidson pickup but I'm not sure I'd play him over Auvitu yet.


I'm also a bit baffled by the Auvitu backlash. Granted I haven't been watching as closely this year, but from what I've seen he hasn't really been the problem or the solution. More of a non-factor if anything.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704730 is a reply to message #704709 ]
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WhoreableGuy wrote on Mon, 04 December 2017 11:17

I don't get the Auvitu hate. He was brought in as a 6-7 defenseman and he's been performing like a bottom pair D guy.

I like the Davidson pickup but I'm not sure I'd play him over Auvitu yet.


Auvitu can't defend. That isn't intended on hating on a guy but the fact is he's not a good NHL defender. From the blueline out, he's fine for the most part. Auvitu can skate pretty well, he can move the puck alright. He supposedly has offensive instincts but he has 4 pts in 13 games. If he keeps that pace and with 55 games left, he's on pace for 17 pts, so not exactly lighting it up. The issue is he can't defend. He doesn't seem to have good defensive zone awareness or coverage. If the puck goes into the corner and its a race between he and another player, he will pull up and let the guy take the puck. You don't have to crush guys but you can't let a guy just have the puck. You have to at least make it somewhat of a battle to get it. He doesn't battle in front of the goal so he readily gives the opposition position and won't battle them for pucks because he avoids contact. It's pretty hard to be a dman if you can't defend or are unwilling to engage the opposition. If anything, he would probably be better as a forward.

He's a 3rd pairing guy so a team will shelter their 3rd pairing but he doesn't defend well so you even have to shelter him even more. He doesn't kill penalties because he is not good defensively nor is he willing to battle. The Oilers don't have him on their PP units so why play him? If he was a PP specialist then sure, maybe you hide him because he helps your PP but he doesn't do that. The Oilers need help on the PK and they need help defending. Davidson could do that. If the team is going to continue to hopefully improve, you can't have guys in the lineup who do nothing other than just just give guys a breather.

[Updated on: Mon, 04 December 2017 16:35]


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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704732 is a reply to message #704730 ]
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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 04 December 2017 15:29

WhoreableGuy wrote on Mon, 04 December 2017 11:17

I don't get the Auvitu hate. He was brought in as a 6-7 defenseman and he's been performing like a bottom pair D guy.

I like the Davidson pickup but I'm not sure I'd play him over Auvitu yet.


Auvitu can't defend. That isn't intended on hating on a guy but the fact is he's not a good NHL defender. From the blueline out, he's fine for the most part. Auvitu can skate pretty well, he can move the puck alright. He supposedly has offensive instincts but he has 4 pts in 13 games. If he keeps that pace and with 55 games left, he's on pace for 17 pts, so not exactly lighting it up. The issue is he can't defend. He doesn't seem to have good defensive zone awareness or coverage. If the puck goes into the corner and its a race between he and another player, he will pull up and let the guy take the puck. You don't have to crush guys but you can't let a guy just have the puck. You have to at least make it somewhat of a battle to get it. He doesn't battle in front of the goal so he readily gives the opposition position and won't battle them for pucks because he avoids contact. It's pretty hard to be a dman if you can't defend or are unwilling to engage the opposition. If anything, he would probably be better as a forward.

He's a 3rd pairing guy so a team will shelter their 3rd pairing but he doesn't defend well so you even have to shelter him even more. He doesn't kill penalties because he is not good defensively nor is he willing to battle. The Oilers don't have him on their PP units so why play him? If he was a PP specialist then sure, maybe you hide him because he helps your PP but he doesn't do that. The Oilers need help on the PK and they need help defending. Davidson could do that. If the team is going to continue to hopefully improve, you can't have guys in the lineup who do nothing other than just just give guys a breather.


Cool, thanks for the analysis. I'll watch him more closely next game he's playing, or maybe he won't be playing again.



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704800 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704970 is a reply to message #704649 ]
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I got a good feeling, a premonition if you will, that B. Davidson will be making a difference in the on ice results for the Oil. He'll start out as 3rd pairing and soon move up to 2nd!

It ain't over yet folks!! drink



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 Re: Davidson Claimed!! [message #704971 is a reply to message #704970 ]
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Skookum Jim wrote on Fri, 08 December 2017 00:26

I got a good feeling, a premonition if you will, that B. Davidson will be making a difference in the on ice results for the Oil. He'll start out as 3rd pairing and soon move up to 2nd.

It ain't over yet folks!! drink


I admire your positivity, and I still think the Oilers will make the playoffs, but there is no real proof anywhere that Davidson is any better than what we already have. He was the 7th or 8th D on a Montreal team that isn't exactly loaded. He was waived so that David Schlemko could have a roster spot.



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