BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 07: Stu Barnes, formerly of the Buffalo Sabres, chats with former teammates before their game against the Winnipeg Jets at First Niagara Center on January 7, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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