NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: Starting goaltenders Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils and Curtis Sanford #30 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretch during warmups prior to the start of the game at the Prudential Center on November 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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