DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 28: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche and Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings talk during warm ups prior to their preseason match at the Pepsi Center on September 28, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.
— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday