NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Mike Green #52 with teammate Shaone Morrisonn #26 of the Washington Capitals defend against Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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