DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 18: Young fans of the Colorado Avalanche react to an exiting player prior to the game against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center on February 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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