OTTAWA - NOVEMBER 4: Alexei Kovalev #27 and Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators laugh as they head to the ice for warm-ups prior to a game against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on November 4, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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