RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 22: Fans of the Carolina Hurricanes view a police horse before an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators on Public Safety Appreciation Night, March 16, 2011 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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