Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 7/27/13

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 24: Fedor Tyutin #51 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on October 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Carl Hagelin took out Derek Morris yesterday. 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 we saw #4 Carl Hagelin take out #13 Derek Morris. Today’s matchup is #6 Fedor Tyutin vs. #11 Karel Rachunek: Fedor Tyutin (acquired – 2001 draft, 2nd round) Tyutin was the first home grown defenseman to make an impact for the Rangers in what felt like an eternity. Tyutin’s three years with the Rangers saw him grow from a rookie into a first pairing defenseman (paired with then youngster Dan Girardi). Under Tom Renney, Tyutin was used as in a hard-hitting, shutdown role while chipping in a bit offensively. The Tyutin you’ve been seeing in Columbus is the Tyutin the Rangers had for three years, showing how consistent he was. In 225 post-2005-lockout games, Tyutin put up a line of 13-46-59 while playing solid defensive hockey. Tyutin (and Christian Backman) was even...
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