ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 8: St. Louis Blues Hall of Famer Al Macinnis (L) watches as his statue is unveiled before the home opener against the Atlanta Thrashers on October 8, 2009 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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