Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 10, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 24, 2006. Traded to Anaheim by Vancouver for Colby Genoway, January 24, 2007. Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim for Doug O'Brien, February 27, 2007.
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