EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 28: Edmonton fans walk by a statue of Wayne Gretzky before a game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames in an NHL game on December 28, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/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