Drupal does not contain static content, it stores all content in a database which gives it great flexibility in how it assembles your content. You do not call static pages, although it is possible to add each static page in your current site into a Drupal page. The power of Drupal is in the flexibility with which you can assemble content.
The proper format for URLs for views would be
section/%/whatever-you-choose. The "%" serves as a wildcard and the third position might define variations that might define various subsections of the section/% content, depending upon how you define various page variations within the view definition.
A view path is not intercepting the URL request. What you are doing with the path is assigning a name for the view. Other content on the site should have different names/paths. When you use a '%' in a path you are actually assigning many possible names to that view and the view varies the content for each value used in the wildcard according to the contextual filter definition you provide.
Before beginning work on a Drupal conversion you may want to do view some tutorials etc. There is fairly comprehensive coverage at Lullabot.com, buildamodle.com, or Lynda.com that will give you a broader perspective in short order. Armed with a fuller perspective of what is possible, you may find yourself rethinking how you want to stage a conversion.