RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 06: Nathan Gerbe #14 and Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes react to a goal scored by #57 Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks who celebrates his first-period tally with Patrick Marleau #12 during their NHL game at PNC Arena on December 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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