ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 19: Erik Christensen #26 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 19, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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