MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 26: Montreal Canadiens fans on the Montreal canadiens place outside the Bell Center before the NHL game against the New York Islanders on October 26, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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