Valtteri Filppula of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get a stick on the puck as Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal during Game Three of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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