CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 10: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings and Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase after the puck on April 10, 2011 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