UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 29: Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders skates in warmups prior to playing in his first NHL game against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 29, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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