BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 04: Zenon Konopka #24 of the Buffalo Sabres gets a fist bump from Mike Weber (R) as they head to the ice to warm up for their game against the New Jersey Devils on January 4, 2014 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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