Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO - MAY 07: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Alex Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks off of his skates during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 7, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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