MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 03: Scott Gomez #91, Brian Gionta #21 and Georges Laraque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens laugh together during the warm up before the NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 3, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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