GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18: Students from the Peoria Unified School District Honor Choir perform the National Anthem prior to the Phoenix Coyotes taking on the Nashville Predators on January 18, 2011 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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