BOSTON - OCTOBER 21: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators stretches during warm-ups against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 21, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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