VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 1: Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators throws a football before their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena December 1, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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