RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 05: Wally Tatomir balances the skates of Erik Cole #26 of the Carolina Hurricanes prior to a NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on December 5, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wally is using the Pro-Skate Balance system that he developed. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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