ST. LOUIS - FEBRUARY 6: David Backes #42 and T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues warm up before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on February 6, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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