NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck under pressure by J.P. Dumont #71 of the Nashville Predators in the first period on February 10, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Taylor/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