OTTAWA - NOVEMBER 4: Alexei Kovalev #27 and Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators laugh as they head to the ice for warm-ups prior to a game against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on November 4, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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