RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Young fans watch Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes warm up with the team prior to their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Arena on November 12, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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