ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 07: Fans cheer as goalie Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings steps on to the ice before the game against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals at Honda Center on May 7, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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