CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates across the ice with teammates (L-R) Brandon Bollig #52, Brent Seabrook #7 and Brandon Pirri #37 after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period during the NHL game on October 12, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill 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