TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 12: Nate Thompson #44 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gets ready to walk out to the ice for pre game warmups prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 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