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09-02-2012, 12:39 PM
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Interesting tidbit about Dolly Swift that I accidentally found in the Gazette:

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Originally Posted by Montreal Gazette 1/13/1893
"Dolly" Swift, a member of the old Quebec Hockey team, arrived in Montreal yesterday. Although "Dolly" has not had on skates for two years, he will play in to-morrow night's match.
Assuming this phrase wasn't being used rhetorically, it's pretty remarkable that he could step in after two years out of skates and still be effective. He scored 2 of Quebec's 3 goals his first game back and was the only player on the team singled out for effectiveness; he ended up with 11 goals in 8 games that season.

Anyone know why he left the game for 3 seasons?

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