DENVER - JANUARY 22: Paul Stastny #26 and Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche take to the ice for warm ups prior to the game against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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