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02-14-2011, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
This article (a modern analysis, not a primary source) states that the rover position switched from being an offensive position to a defensive position in the 1918-19 season, and was a primarily defensive position at least through the 1921-22 season.

One of the moves that happened that year was that Mickey Mackay switched positions with Cyclone Taylor, with Mackay moving back to rover and Taylor moving to centre. So the combination of moving back to rover and the rover position becoming more defensive would have depressed his scoring numbers.
That ties in well with what I quoted in post #4 which is from the year after they dropped the rover.

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