ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 8: St. Louis Blues Hall of Famer Al Macinnis (L) watches as his statue is unveiled before the home opener against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 8, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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