LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6: Ryan Smyth #94 and Alexander Frolov #24 of the Los Angeles Kings walk to the ice prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks on October 6, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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