SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Goalie Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames talk during pre-game warm ups at the Xcel Energy Center on March 21, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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