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Adam wrote on Fri, 04 May 2018 14:16

RDOilerfan wrote on Fri, 04 May 2018 14:09

mightyreasoner wrote on Fri, 04 May 2018 13:54

RDOilerfan wrote on Fri, 04 May 2018 11:24

I just read that Auvitu plans on going to Europe, probably the KHL.


I'm far from an huge Auvitu fan, but I probably would have tried to re-sign him. He's kind of what you want in a 7th defenseman:

- Can step in and be serviceable (i.e. not get walked on a regular basis, not a complete tirefire).
- Cheap.
- Not a developing prospect, so you aren't stunting growth.
- No issue having him sit for 15 games at a time if there are six healthier guys who are better.

Instead, I expect the Oilers plan is to call up Eric Gryba, and hope he's better than the other three times he has proven to not be NHL-caliber. Guy is like a cat, nine NHL lives on the Oilers roster.

So even though it's on the 7th defenseman spot, I kind of expect the Oilers to be weaker and worse there next season.

Well #1 there are 6 better dman ahead of him. Nurse, Klefbom, Sekera, Russell, Larsson and even Benning are better players than Auvitu. I know people don't agree with a lot of what I say in here but I would assume most would agree that when they are all healthy which next season they should be, the 6 guys I listed are better than Auvitu. So he's not getting into a game ideally.

#2 How many more mediocre left shot dmen do the Oilers need even if he is cheap? They have Jones in the minors who's left. Lagesson is supposedly coming over after being really good in the Swedish league, he's 22, he's left. You got to think with several years of pro hockey under his belt, he might be a call up option. Dillon Simpson has been in their system and could be a #7. Stanton has some NHL experience and in a pinch could be a #7 and he's left. If he was right handed, I would keep him but I think they have the left side covered.


People get injured. They'll need their 7th defenceman at some point. It would be nice to see someone capable of playing.

Simpson is worse than Auvitu. So is Lowe, so is LaLeggia (both of whom could be gone). Jones and Bear probably could use more time in the minors and definitely should be playing as much as possible, not watching games from the press box.

Lagesson is in a similar situation. He's not played in North America, so it wouldn't be ideal to start him as a seventh d-man in the NHL. It would be much better to see him as an AHL guy for at least a while.

I think mightyreasoner is most likely right. As the Oilers can't afford to overspend on a seventh d-man, they're likely to stick to the money they already spent on this and just call up Gryba again...with predictable results.

I have zero problem if Gryba isn't your #7 but at the same time, I don't see the value in having another left handed dman who you have to shelter so much. Auvitu is fine from the center line to the opposition goal line but as soon as you start into your own end. Hide your eyes and pray it works out. As a dman, I have a real problem with you if you don't go into the corners after a puck. You don't have to be a banger but you can't let up and allow the guy to get the puck with ease. Part of a dman's job is to battle for pucks in your own zone. He doesn't do that.



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