OTTAWA - OCTOBER 8: Team owner Eugene Melnyk, poses with an Ottawa Senators fan prior the home opener against the the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on October 8, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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