GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders prepares to play in his 400th career NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 12, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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