CHICAGO - OCTOBER 21: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his first period goal with teammate Cameron Barker #25 against the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center on October 14, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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