DETROIT - OCTOBER 8: Brendan Mikkelson #60 of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck followed by Mike Modano #90 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on October 8, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/ 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