Goaltender Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes stops a shot by Ryan Shannon of the Ottawa Senators at the RBC Center on March 25, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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