BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 03: Steve Montador #4 of the Buffalo Sabres captures the attention of front row fans while warming up to play against the Montreal Canadiens on December 3, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp