State of the Rebuild: Columbus Blue Jackets

There are some useful young players on the Blue Jackets' roster. How soon before they're back in the postseason? Gregg Forwerck/NHLI/Getty Images

This is the second installment of our new series at ESPN Insider called "State of the Rebuild." We take a look at NHL organizations building for the future, analyzing their path to eventual success by my analysis of their players, discussions with people around the league and insights from people in the organization. Each examination will also include a recap of how the club got where it is today, along with key strengths and remaining weaknesses.

This edition puts the Columbus Blue Jackets under the microscope.