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07-10-2008, 10:20 AM
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Canucks Acquire Rob Davison?

http://www.nhlpa.com/WebStats/Player...hy.asp?ID=6798

Hopefully this isn't the "big announcement".

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This years Mike Weaver? #6/7/8 guy for the year, league minimum. One more hole plugged.

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Don't know much about him... but we need depth on D so it's a good signing if true.

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He's a decent guy to have as a #7. Doesn't bring much offense but he's very solid defensively and sticks up for his teammates. He was ninth on the Islanders in hits despite only playing in 34 games.

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He can score from the other end of the ice.

Big, strong, and can fight. He's the toughness and extra defenceman that we've been asking for since Sean Brown.

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I really like the toughness element we are adding to our team.

100% improvement over last year. I would maybe like to see one more guy who can bang really hard in the top six, but after the team we had last year this is really comforting.

If we DO add Sundin and Demitra they are not gonna drop the gloves but they are both stronger on the puck than Nazzy and Morrison, so we have upgraded there too if it pans out.

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We do need depth on D as we know we're going to have guys (Salo, Ohlund, Mitchell) going down for 4-5 game stretches with miscellaneous minor injuries.

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Solid signing... like Davison's defensive game. Sort of reminds me of Gerald Didduck.

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solid signing

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What makes me happy is that this years bottom line signings can actually hit.



We might actually see some big body checks thrown this year! Wooo.

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He can score from the other end of the ice.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QAX3CgnSNPo


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He can score from the other end of the ice.

Big, strong, and can fight. He's the toughness and extra defenceman that we've been asking for since Sean Brown.
So he's my untarnished memory of Sean Brown, not the Sean Brown everyone always comes in and tells me sucked whenever I say "we need a Sean Brown type defenseman."

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So he's my untarnished memory of Sean Brown, not the Sean Brown everyone always comes in and tells me sucked whenever I say "we need a Sean Brown type defenseman."
I liked Sean Brown. Always ignored what any had to say about him. I wasn't around but I thought the consensus on the board was to keep Brown?

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I honestly can't believe people thought enough of Sean Brown to warrant using him as an example of a guy we should get.



His time here was very underwhelming to me. Not bad, not good. He was like a whisper in the wind.....

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He's big, physical a nice addition to the club.

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I liked Sean Brown. Always ignored what any had to say about him. I wasn't around but I thought the consensus on the board was to keep Brown?
I've thrown that out a couple times, but apparently he had one good game and was terrible the rest of the time and benched a fair bit. I remember him being really solid.

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What makes me happy is that this years bottom line signings can actually hit.



We might actually see some big body checks thrown this year! Wooo.
The signing of 7th dmen rarely blow one's socks off

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I've thrown that out a couple times, but apparently he had one good game and was terrible the rest of the time and benched a fair bit. I remember him being really solid.
I remember being really impressed in his limited ice-time. I don't think they even used him until five games after he was acquired. Then again Keith Carney was on the powerplay so I don't know what was going through Crawford's mind.

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I like this signing. Note: he's a left hand shot, so that means AV will most likely play him on the left side. Baumgartner is a right hand shot. So depending on which side they need a fill in for, one of Baumer or Davison is going to fill in.

Good work Gillis.

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The signing of 7th dmen rarely blow one's socks off

Well, I'm still pretty happy with the direction of this teams scrap players. Last years players (Ritchie, Isbister, Cowan), they weren't really good at anything. Isbister had size, didn't use it, Ritchie had grit, never saw it, Cowan could fight?, he just lost. So our bottom six didn't really excel at anything.



At least this year our fighter Hordichuk can fight, our 7th d-man Davison can hit and is willing to fight (More experience than McIver, so not a huge upgrade, but still an upgrade), Johnson is fast and can penalty kill (Ritchie could not), Bernier on the team hopefully pushes Pyatt to the bottom 6, which is an upgrade over Isbister.



So yeah, I have some optimism about at least seeing some more exciting games this year, due to our increased physicality alone.

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I honestly can't believe people thought enough of Sean Brown to warrant using him as an example of a guy we should get.



His time here was very underwhelming to me. Not bad, not good. He was like a whisper in the wind.....

That's exactly what you want from a #7/8 d man...

Good depth signing, adds more toughness and can play wing if needed

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Say WHA?
Davison is more of a 5/6 d-man, maybe Gillis has something up his sleeve with Krajcicek or Bieksa?

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Say WHA?
Davison is more of a 5/6 d-man, maybe Gillis has something up his sleeve with Krajcicek or Bieksa?
5/6 is a stretch.

He just signed a league minimum deal after playing 34 games last year and 22 the year before. If he was a 5/6 he doesn't sign this deal.

Clearly signed as the #7 leaving McIver and Baumer as the #8 and #9 guys. At least IMO.

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5/6 is a stretch.

He just signed a league minimum deal after playing 34 games last year and 22 the year before. If he was a 5/6 he doesn't sign this deal.

Clearly signed as the #7 leaving McIver and Baumer as the #8 and #9 guys. At least IMO.
100% correct. He's a 7th guy and has been his entire career. Probably chose the Canucks due to all of the injuries that the defence amass. Weaver even played 55 games last year.

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100% correct. He's a 7th guy and has been his entire career. Probably chose the Canucks due to all of the injuries that the defence amass. Weaver even played 55 games last year.
...and Davison is a big upgrade over Weaver, in my opinion.

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