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02-14-2011, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BM67 View Post
So Mickey had some injuries and an off year, yet was still amongst the leagues leading scorers. What's the point?
It is what it is. He seems to have gotten physically pretty beat up throughout his career. I think the physical punishment such a small star player must have taken likely explains MacKay's very up and down scoring finishes during his prime, and the "in-and-outer" characterization. MacKay also turned in some pretty lackluster playoff performances in Vancouver (especially when he was the team's offensive star), and was specifically criticized for it. But I've also got tons of quotes about MacKay's defensive excellence (whereas about Taylor I have found literally nothing) and speed. Yes, the Millionaires seem to have tried using MacKay in the Frank Nighbor role when they played 6 man hockey, though in the 7 man Western game he seems to have been more offense-minded.

We'll revisit MacKay later. He plays a pretty big role in some of the research I'm pulling together.


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