DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 11: Milan Hejduk #23 of the Colorado Avalanche talks to Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes prior to the game at the Pepsi Center on February 11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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