ST. LOUIS - NOVEMBER 20: Mike McKenna #40 of the New Jersey Devils looks on before an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues on November 20, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. McKenna, a St. Louis native, is slated to start for the first game in his hometown. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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