TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning stretches before start of the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 24, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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