VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Workers build the rink for the 2014 Heritage Classic Game on February 25, 2014 at B.C. Place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks square off in this year's annual classic. (Photo by Kevin Light/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