COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 18: A Columbus Blue Jackets ice crew member clears the ice before the game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on October 18, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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