COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 7: Jeff Carter #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates after David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets scored a goal during the first period against the Minnesota Wild on February 7, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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