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02-25-2013, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by The Mars Volchenkov View Post
I may be in the minority but I don't see much of anything in Olver. He's not talented enough to be a top 6 forward, he's terrible at faceoffs so he can't play center, he's not a big guy and is pretty easy to push around, and isn't good defensively nor does he kill penalties, so he doesn't bring much value there. I just don't see this guy being much of anything. He's a 4th liner at best and I'd love to see him replaced by a prototypical 4th line center.
IMO His only value is that he can sub around pretty much everywhere from the 2nd - 4th lines (2nd line for only a short amount of time while injuries are rampant) and not look terribly lost (not great either). When the Avs improve to a legit playoff team there will be no more use for Olver as the top and bottom 6 will have to be improved. He might have a couple decent (3rd line sort) seasons on terrible teams a bit later on in his career.

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