LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Los Angeles Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi speaks to the media about the acquisition of Dustin Penner prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center on February 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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