Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 8/18/13
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, #4 Artem Anisimov beat #5 Anton Stralman by a very slim margin. Today, the second round continues with #3 Ryan McDonagh vs. #6 Markus Naslund. Ryan McDonagh (acquired – 2009 trade with Canadiens) On June 30, 2009, Glen Sather shocked the world when he completed the now infamous Scott Gomez trade. Gomez, along with Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, was shipped to Montreal in exchange for Chris Higgins, Doug Janik, unknown prospect Pavel Valentenko, and former first round pick Ryan McDonagh. After signing his ELC in 2010, McDonagh got his first call up in January of that season, and played the remaining 40 games with the Rangers. In that short stint, McDonagh proved he could be relied upon as a top-four defenseman. The following season, McDonagh forced his way on to the top pairing by playing big minutes against t...
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