NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Defenseman Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers knocks down Alex Tanguay #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning as he backs into the net during the third period of an NHL game at Madison Square Garden on February 14, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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