ST. LOUIS - DECEMBER 18: Paul Kariya #9 of the St. Louis Blues looks to pass the puck in the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 18, 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/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