DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 30: Goaltender Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild stretches prior to the game next to goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 30, 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