DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 29: Maxim Lapierre #40 of the St. Louis Blues wins a faceoff against Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on December 29, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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