BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 6: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stretches during warm-ups with Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild at the TD Garden on January 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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