NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 7: Radek Bonk #14 of the Nashville Predators skates against Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the Sommet Center on April 7, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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