SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks looks for the puck against Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on March 14, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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