DETROIT - NOVEMBER 18: Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars checks Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings as teammate Pavel Datsyuk #13 skates up behind during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 18, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. Dallas defeated Detroit 3-1. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.
— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday