UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 08: Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes and John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders battle for the puck during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 8, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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