SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Aaron Palushaj #17 of the Colorado Avalanche gets checked to the ice by Douglas Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period at HP Pavilion on February 26, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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