TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Steve Yzerman shakes hand with Phil Esposito,right during a break in the radio show with Gary Bettman before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings at the St. Pete Times Forum on February 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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