Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 8/21/13
As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday, #1 Ryan Callahan bested #8 Ruslan Fedotenko. Today the second round continues with #4 Carl Hagelin vs. #12 Chris Kreider. Kreider upset #5 Jed Ortmeyer in the previous round. Carl Hagelin (acquired – 2007 draft, 6th round) Carl Hagelin is the latest of late-round steals by the Rangers. Drafted prior to his freshman year at Michigan, Hagelin was a project pick. He was expected to spend four years at Michigan, and did just that. When the Rangers signed Hagelin, he became the second Wolverines captain to come to the Rangers in a five-year span (Jed Ortmeyer). Many projected he would make the big club out of camp, but Hagelin spent the first two months of the season in Connecticut before his first call up. The puck possession monster put up a line of 14-24-38 in the remaining 64 games that season, and was one of the
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