A view of New York City's Empire State Building, dressed in the colors of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, who will meet in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 2, 2012. (Photo by Melynda Pilon/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