RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 21: Chad LaRose #59 of the Carolina Hurricanes collides into Tim Connolly #19 of the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game on March 21, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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