LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first period goal with teammates Jussi Jokinen #36 and James Neal #18 against the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game at Staples Center on January 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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