OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 30: Karl Alzner #27 and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a first-period goal as Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators looks on during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 30, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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