DETROIT, MI - MARCH 24: Team Masseur Sergei Tchekmarev works on equipment before an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on March 24, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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