LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings walks back to the dressing room after warming up prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center on February 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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