VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 5: Vancouver Canucks trainer Jamie Hendricks walks through the team's newly refurbished dressing room prior to the start of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at General Motors Place on October 5, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks play their 2009-2010 season home-opener tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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