TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 26: Blair Jones #49 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gives high fives with teammate Victor Hedman #77 before the game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the St. Pete Times Forum on December 26, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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