TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 09: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talks with Bobby 'The Chief' Taylor during warmups against the Atlanta Thrashers at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 9, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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