DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 29: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche takes to the ice prior to the game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center on December 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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