NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 9: The United States Color Guard prepares to walk onto the ice prior to the start of the New York Rangers game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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