Marc Staal of the New York Rangers handles the puck against Jason Pominville of the Buffalo Sabres on October 15, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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