LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 28: A fan takes photos behind the glass of pre-game warmups prior to the game between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings during the game on December 28, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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