COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20: Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stretches during pre-game warmups prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks on October 20, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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