NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 05: Stephen Gionta #14 of the New Jersey Devils stretches during warmups prior to playing in his first NHL game against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on November 5, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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