VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 26: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks knocks down Steve Staios #24 of the Edmonton Oilers with a hit along the side boards during the first period of NHL action on December 26, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kim Stallknecht/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