MONTREAL, CANADA - FEBRUARY 3: Referee drops the puck between David Desharnais #51of the Montreal Canadiens and Zack Smith #15 of the Ottawa Senators during the NHL game on February 3, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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