GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Christopher Tanev #8 and Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks skate to the bench as Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with teammates after a first period goal at Jobing.com Arena on January 16, 2014 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