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03-08-2009, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Kyle McMahon View Post
For my first pick today, Old No. 7 selects:

Don "Bones" Raleigh (C)

Raleigh had a solid 10 year career with the Rangers, scoring 320 points in 530 games. His career best was 61 points in 1951-52, good enough for fourth in league scoring.

His claim to fame, and the reason I think he deserves recognition, is his play in the 1950 Stanley Cup final. He scored OT winners in games 4 and 5 against Detroit. In game 7, I believe he rang another off the post in OT. The Rangers lost that incredibly close series, but it was probably the lone bright spot they had in the original-6 era. Raleigh scored 4-5-9 in 12 playoff games that post-season, and was also important in their first round upset of Montreal.
... I think it was about time for Bones.

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