DALLAS - OCTOBER 19: Left wing Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal with Brenden Morrow #10 against the Los Angeles Kings at American Airlines Center on October 19, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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