Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 8/16/13
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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. The first round ended yesterday with Brandon Dubinsky (2) defeating Jody Shelley (15). Today, the second round begins, with #1 Henrik Lundqvist, who beat #16 Olli Jokinen in the first round, taking on #9 Martin Rucinsky, who beat #8 Nigel Dawes last round. Henrik Lundqvist (Acquired – 2000 draft, round 7) Hank is Hank. He’s a five-time Vezina Finalist, he’s won the award once. He’s been the backbone of the team, and the best goalie in the world. Not really much else to say here. Martin Rucinsky (Acquired – 2005 unrestricted free agent) Rucinsky’s acquisition is a little bit tricky, as he had a few stints with the Rangers. In 2002, the Rangers acquired him and Roman Lyashenko from Dallas for Manny Malhotra and Barrett Heisten. After letting him go in free agency, the Rangers again traded for him in 2004, sending Martin Grenier
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