GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretches as fans watch pre-game warmups from the Coyotes bench before the team takes on the Boston Bruins at Jobing.com Arena on December 28, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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