DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: Rival fans unite outside of Joe Louis Arena before during an NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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