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NHL Prospect Jumps Ship, Heads To KHL

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Jessica C / Creative Commons Mark Olver has officially jumped ship, after turning out to be a bit of a disappointment in the NHL/AHL, he’s headed to the KHL to rebuild his career, and has signed with a brand new team, Delfin Sochi which roughly translates to the Sochi Dolphins, who will play their home games at the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the Olympic...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Monsters finish weekend with loss in Toronto

By Sarah Jamieson, Special to WFNY Despite Mark Olver’s game-tying goal midway through the second period, the Lake Erie Monsters (1-2-0-0) were unable to score again against the Toronto Marlies (2-0-0-0) on Sunday afternoon, as The Marlies topped the Monsters 5-1 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The game concluded a three-games-in-three-nights run for the Monsters to open the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche set to begin training camp

The Colorado Avalanche finished rookie camp on Tuesday, giving the public a sneak peak at first pick Nathan MacKinnon in pro action.  Besides for a “love tap” to the face, all went well for MacKinnon.  The veterans will now get a chance to share some love with the rookies as training camp is set to start Thursday morning at the Family Sports Center in Centennial, Colo. and...
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko’s Eyes Roll, Mouth Bleeds After Huge Hit by Mark Olver (Video)

Many NHL players have been able to skate to the bench and laugh about their “welcome to the NHL” moment, but Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko wasn’t laughing when he received his. On Wednesday night, Tarasenko was upended by Colorado’s Mark Olver during the third period of the Avalanche-Blues game. The hit was clean (some argue a tad late), but it sent the 21-year-old Russian...
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko In Some Pain After Hit By Mark Olver

In the first video, NHL Tonight says Tarasenko was blindsided by the hit. In the 2nd video below, John Forslund and Brian Engblom with their call and opinion of the hit. What do you think and there was no penalty on the play.     Continue reading "Vladimir Tarasenko In Some Pain After Hit By Mark Olver"
Via Kukla's Korner
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Olver steam rolls Vladimir Tarasenko

What a hit by former Northern Michigan Wildcat and current Avalanche forward Mark Olver on Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko. From the looks of it, it appears that Tarasenko is knocked a little woozy. There was no penalty called on the play.
Via Goon's World
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs win big vs. Kings, Olver takes faceoff loss hard

Avalanche forward Mark Olver played in his 21st NHL game Wednesday night and scored his fourth career goal, and second this season in just three games. He is establishing himself as a responsible and effective two-way center. Which is why he was upset after the Avs’ 4-1 victory over the L.A. Kings at the Pepsi Center. He lost four of his seven faceoffs, including one that ruined...
Via All Things Avs
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Postgame Avs-Oilers: It’s pronounced “Olver”, not “Oliver”

Canadian Press/John Ulan EDMONTON – So what took the Avs so long to bring this Mark Olver kid up from the minors? Seriously, not a bad way to make your season debut the way Olver did for the Avs tonight. A goal, assist, a couple of big hits – a fine debut indeed. Olver posted nine points in 18 games last year, and drew good marks for his hustle and physical game. He’s definitely...
Via All Things Avs
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Olver's 1st goal of season helps Avs snap skid

Gabriel Landeskog and Mark Olver each had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a two-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Avalanche break streak in Edmonton, slide past Oilers 3-1

Mark Olver scored a goal and assisted on another in the Avs' 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Via Denver Post
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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