COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 15: Mike Commodore #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets blocks a shot by Dustin Penner #27 of the Edmonton Oilers on March 15, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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