Prospect Info: Marcus Davidsson (2017, 37th) 2017-18 Djurgarden SHL #70

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    Marcus gave his bro an open net with 30 seconds left and he should have scored. But right now I don't care :D

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    If I was a Jackets' fan, I'd be a little PO'd, but that rally was amazing. Like I said, I'll take him making that feed and then keeping the puck alive low later on that allowed the GWG to be scored that late. That was some clutch foot-soldiering there, if I can completely make something up. :biglaugh:
     
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    Frölunda has 2-2 in their series. If they win Djurgården are most likely to face Frölunda with Olofsson in the semis as Skellefteå has 3-1 lead in their. And I'll be back home just in time for the semis to begin :)
     
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    1st period of Semi 1 done and a 2-0 lead. 1 apple after a fantastic shift from his line
     
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    Out performed Rasmus Asplud's 19 year old season. EDIT: And actually had similar PPG to him this year.
     
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    :huh:
    Asplund 28/50=.56
    Davidsson 21/39 =.54
     
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    How are Asplund/Davidsson alike and how do they differ? Other than Rasmus Asplund being a much cooler name.
     
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    I misread the source. Consider my statement redacted.
     
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    Davidsson is bigger, but neither are power guys. I think Davidsson is too young to see how he adapts defensively. He resigned for next year with his brother, so perhaps NA the year after that? Assuming he continues on the current trajectory he'd be pro material.

    Asplund being more a high motor competitor. I don't think either project as top line NHL talents. Marcus has good hands and instincts in tight. But he'll get punished for it in NA more so than the SHL. Kinda that Sam Reinhart powerplay vibe. I am not comparing those two players overall games. But they both read offensive opportunities well. .
     
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    More of a physical element to Davidsson’s game. He has a Mike Grier vibe to his game. Just shows up, does his job. Moves in straight lines. He’s dependable in that he’s always where he’s supposed to be and that makes him easy to play with. Utilizes north south speed more than Asplund.

    Asplund is more cerebral in his play. Not to say he’s shy with the physicality or not a good skater (he’s actually great), just less so compared to Davidsson in my mind. Asplund also uses his skating in more of a start/stop way and has better side to side agility than Davidsson. I think he’s slightly more comfortable with the puck on his stick.

    In my mind I see Davidsson more as the jam guy on a scoring line and more likely to be transitioned to wing full time. Asplund I see has being the driver of a 2nd but more likely third line as the pivot.
     
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    Great write-up! Any reference to Mike Grier is a good reference.
     
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    Thanks! Everyone wants high end talent but the Sabres don't have enough of these types of players on the roster now. Need to keep the pipeline full.
     
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    Had an assist on the first goal. Djurgården won 3-1 and are now down 2-1 in the series.

     
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    Kris Baker‏ @SabresProspects - Apr 11 -
    Marcus Davidsson and Djurgården look to stave off elimination today in Game 5 of the SHL semifinal versus Skellefteå. Davidsson has five assists while averaging 14:54 TOI in nine post-season contests. Marcus Davidsson (13:31) with one shot and two hits while going 5/8 on draws as Djurgården stays alive with a 2-1 win over Skellefteå.

    Kris Baker‏ @SabresProspects - Apr 13 -
    Season ends for Marcus Davidsson as Djurgården drops a 6-2 decision to Skellefteå in Game 6 of the SHL semifinal.
    Davidsson had 17 points (7+10) in 27 post-WJC games, including five assists in 11 playoff contests.

    LaxSabre - Baker saids SHL next year with him being in Rochester the following year.
     
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    I give back and forth often on if I'm more excited for Davidsson or Laaksonen.
     
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    I'm not sure Grier is exactly the guy to draw parallels to since Mike's game was so often unfolding from his physical play. If we must use past players... Dixon Ward? Great feet, very good defensive responsibility and awareness and just enough creativity to cash in some chances. He has some solid chemistry with The Flow and his older brother, and we saw how well he played as a role player at the U20's.

    Both he and Asplund are top-notch skaters, but Davidsson has a size advantage. Both are well-schooled, as one would expect coming out of Sweden's development program. They're not the same, but both should have a role going forward in the "glue" category and as guys who can bring pace with them wherever they play.

    Sucks that his season is over. With VO and Asplund seemingly coming over, he moves to the top of my mid-day viewing list alongside Laaksonen.
     
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    Fully recognize that Davidsson doesn’t have the physical element of Grier, but really there are few NHL players built like an NFL linebacker these days. It was more of a comparison of roles. Davidsson is going to do his job, fill his lane with a high level of consistency. I see him being the guy who can win the puck and play that reliable role on a line above his skill set.
     
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    I think Davidsson’s hands are being underrated because he didn’t light up the world juniors.
     
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    His U20's and his Djurgarden play were very similar, but his deployment was different. He and the Flow embraced that U20 checking detail with gusto.
     
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    (Disclaimer: I know it's a highlight video)

    Admittedly I do not watch European hockey. Davidsson looks like type of player Buffalo needs offensively. From the video it looks like he's got a decent shot; not afraid to push hard into the net; nice hands -- he had a couple goals where he pulled the puck closer to his feet to change the angle. There doesn't seem to be a panic-type situation where he wants to get the puck off his stick fast when a defender is on him or closing in.

    I definitely see why Botterill likes Davidsson.
     
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    “He’s just a guy” pops into my head every single time this thread gets bumped. :laugh:
     
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    That he is. Hoping they get some more too. [Pesce]Get some guys... do some things.[/Pesce]
     
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