CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Jimmy Hayes #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes his NHL debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on December 30, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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