TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 9: Head Coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Head Coach Adam Oats of the Washington Capitals discuss the issues with the ice with referees Dave Jackson #8 and Frederick L'Ecuyer #17 prior to the start of the game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 9, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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