UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders walks out onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 23, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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