NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: The Nashville Predators walk out for warmups prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 15, 2009 at the Nashville Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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