CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 30: A fan dresses as a blind referee for the Chicago Blackhawks Halloween costume contest during a game against the Montreal Canadiens on October 30, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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