NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 and Jay Pandolfo #20 of the New Jersey Devils stretch during warmups prior to the game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Prudential Center on December 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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