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12-15-2012, 07:57 PM
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Interesting but

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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
Iain Fyffe wrote an article about the changing role of the rover in the PCHA. His conclusion was that the rover was initially an offensive position, but became a defensive position in 1918.

http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/arti...?articleid=699
Interesting but overlooks how the PCHA sourced its players. PCHA sourced its players from the east - Taylor its star was Ontario born and was a rover befor the NHA/ eastern hockey dropped the position. By 1918 where would the PCHA source its rovers since the position was no longer in vogue in eastern hockey and western hockey had not matured. Star eastern players by then were not familiar with the position so by default the rover became a defensive position.


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