TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning walks out to the ice for pregame warm ups prior to tonight's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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