BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 13: Tyler Ennis #63 of the Buffalo Sabres wears a sticker on his helmet honoring former Sabres player Rick Martin before their game against the Ottawa Senators at HSBC Arena on March 13, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. Martin, a Buffalo Sabres Hall of Famer and member of the famed French Connection, passed away, suddenly, hours before the game in Clarence, NY. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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