BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Mark Recchi #28 of the Boston Bruins presses goalie Mathieu Garcon #32 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the TD Banknorth Garden on September 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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