DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Detroit Red Wings grabs his purple taped stick in honor of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena on October 26, 2013 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