ATLANTA - MARCH 11: Jacob Josefson #16 of the New Jersey Devils checks Chris Thorburn #27 of the Atlanta Thrashers into the boards at Philips Arena on March 11, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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