DENVER - APRIL 9: Goaltender Andrew Raycroft #1 of the Colorado Avalanche talks with Marty Turco #35 of the Dallas Stars prior to the game at the Pepsi Center on April 9, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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