SAINT PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Marek Zidlicky #3 of the Minnesota Wild talks with a teammate while preparing his stick prior to the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Xcel Energy Center on February 10, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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