COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 27: Jeff Tambellini #15 of the New York Islanders battles for control of a loose puck with Kris Russell #10 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period on March 27, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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