SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 30: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks skates on to the ice for a game against the Colorado Avalanche at the HP Pavilion on October 30, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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