PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 15: Luke Adam #72 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates with teammate Nathan Gerbe #42 after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game on October 15, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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