BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 03: Sabres fan Jamielyn Siergiej of West Seneca, NY gets a lift from a couple Montreal Canadiens fans before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Montreal Canadiens on October 3, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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