CHICAGO - APRIL 12: (L-R) Patrick Kane #88 and Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks acknowledge the fans from the ice after their 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on April 12, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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