NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers hits Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings against the boards during the first period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2013 in New York City. (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