SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 07: Scott Hannan #22 of the Colorado Avalanche, mixes it up with Tomas Plihal #39 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on April 7, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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