NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save against the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
It's a fresh wound right now. I didn't really get a chance to say goodbye. I owe a lot to the fans. The same reason why they fell in love with me many years ago I think is the same reason why they probably understand what I'm all about. I think I'm a character guy. I know this is hard for them. I didn't take this decision lightly, but I knew it was the right one.
— Martin St. Louis after being traded from the Lightning to the Rangers on Wednesday