NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 10: Jonathon Blum #7 of the Nashville Predators and Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks watch a puck go wide of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne #35 at the Bridgestone Arena on February 10, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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