BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 15: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins chats in warmups with fellow goaltender Patrick Lalime #40 of the Buffalo Sabres before their game at HSBC Arena on December 15, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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