Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25: Scott Hartnell #19 and Joffrey Lupul #15 of the Philadelphia Flyers crash into goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery #29 and Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 25, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday