WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 11: Conference Division banners from the Washington Capitals hang on the ceiling before a NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes on December 11, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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