RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 27: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up during pre-skate as the Hurricanes prepare to take on the Atlanta Thrashers on March 27, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This will be Cam's first time returning since injuring his lower back. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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