BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 01: Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up to play the Boston Bruins as fans hold a 'Happy Drew Year' sign at HSBC Arena on January 1, 2011 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