ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 15: Goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks warms up prior to an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues on October 15, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Gannam/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