SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 09: Brad Richardson #15 of the Los Angeles Kings and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks keep their eyes on the puck during an NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason