CHICAGO - JANUARY 03: Antti Niemi #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save in front of Ryan Carter #20 of the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on January 3, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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