ST. LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 6: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck against the Boston Bruins at the Scottrade Center on February 6, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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