U.S. vice presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her daughter Piper greet Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings after dropping the ceremonial first puck before a St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/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