DALLAS, TX - APRIL 21: Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the American Airlines Center on April 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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