BOSTON - DECEMBER 05: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins gathers up hats after teammate Marc Savard scored a hat trick in the third perid against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 7-2. (Photo by Elsa/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