DETROIT, MI - MARCH 31: Detroit Red Wing players all wear jersey #9 in honor of former hall of famer Gordie Howe on his 85th birthday during warm ups before a NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena on March 31, 2013 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