BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Marc-Andre Gragnani, Brayden McNabb, and TJ Brennan of the Buffalo Sabres get ready to play the Washington Capitals at First Niagara Center on November 26, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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