TAMPA, FL - MARCH 27: The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted a special bicycle giveaway for fifty underprivileged children from Resources In Community Hope (R.I.C.H. Houses) and the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) prior to the game against the New York Islanders at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 27, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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