NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 30: Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators stretches in warm-ups prior to his 1100th career NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena on November 30, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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