DETROIT, MI - APRIL 4: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres skates with the puck as Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings pressures him during an NHL game on April 4, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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