DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers skates the puck past Mike Ribeiro #63 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on November 21, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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