ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Newly appointed St. Louis Cardinals baseball team manager Mike Matheny drops the puck between David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues and Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings before an NHL game on November 15, 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