SAINT PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 20: Matt Cullen #7 of the Minnesota Wild talks with NBC Hockey Day in America broadcasters (L-R) Darren Pang and Pat Foley prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Xcel Energy Center on February 20, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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