PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 31: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes displays his pirate-themed helmet during warmups prior to his game against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 31, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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