SAINT PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 6: Kim Johnsson #5 of the Minnesota Wild skates with the puck against the Anaheim Ducks during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on Otober 6, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy King/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