BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 11: Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres has a first period shot stopped by Shane Hindy #34, Mark Stuart #45, and Manny Fernandez #35 of the Boston Bruins on April 11, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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