GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 07: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with teammates Jay McKee #77 and Roman Polak #46 after Perron scored a third-period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 7, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 5-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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