1. Brian Leetch
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Who could beat Mark Messier? Well, how about the guy whom even Mess calls the "greatest Ranger of all time." Leetch, a physical (and phenomenal) 10-time All-Star for the Blueshirts from 1987 to 2004, won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman twice and the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in '94.