MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 18: Dale Weise #22 of the Montreal Canadiens exchanges words with John Mitchell #7 of the Colorado Avalanche during the NHL game on March 18, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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