PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 07: Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers gives an interview to members of the media after the Flyers defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on April 7, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Flyers clinched a spot in the playoffs. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via 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