ST. LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 21: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues skates against Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game on February 21, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (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