ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 29: Fans of the Anaheim Ducks wish George Parros #16 of the Ducks a happy birthday prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on December 29, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John Cordes/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