BOSTON - APRIL 9: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins watches the loose puck against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 9, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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