NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 30: Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators stretches in warm-ups prior to his 1100th career NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena on November 30, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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