COLUMBUS, OH -MARCH 16: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 16, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus warmed up in special green jerseys in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day. The jersey's will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday