NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers scores at 4:39 of the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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