COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 14: Fredrik Modin #33 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Kim Johnsson #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as a shot by Fedor Tyutin #51 of the Columbus Blue Jackets beats goaltender Antti Niemi #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks to tie the game in the third period on February 14, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Chicago defeated Columbus 5-4 in a shootout. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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