CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 07: Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck as Sam Gagner #89 of the Edmonton Oilers reaches from behind on November 07, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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