ATLANTA - JANUARY 21: Johan Hedberg #1 of the Atlanta Thrashers chats with Niclas Wallin #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes before the game at Philips Arena on January 21, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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