CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 28: Olli Jokinen #21 and Brian McGrattan #10 of the Calgary Flames skate during the warmup before the game against the Colorado Avalanche on October 28, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/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