GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 13: Goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Dallas Stars makes a save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 13, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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