ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 8: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues and other players wear a patch to honor former Blues Igor Korolev and Pavol Demitra before an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks on November 8, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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