WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warm up before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center on March 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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