GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 13: Goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Dallas Stars makes a save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 13, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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