LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings talks with Darroll Powe #14 of the Minnesota Wild prior to the game at Staples Center on November 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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