ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Colin Smith #37 of the Colorado Avalanche dives for the puck in front of Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period at Honda Center on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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