Rebuild reports: Which NHL teams are making the most progress?

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Friday October 18th, 2013
Avalanche have been a suprise story of the 2013-14 NHL season. If they sustain their hot start, the Avalanche will have taken a huge step forward. (Michael Martin/Getty Images)
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Colorado Avalanche

Building blocks: Nathan MacKinnon Matt Duchene Ryan O'Reilly Gabriel Landeskog Tyson Barrie Semyon Varlamov On the way: Michael Sgarbossa Stefan Elliott Chris Bigras Duncan Siemens Movable parts: Paul Stastny Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Joey Hishon Timeline: Nate Guenin Andre Benoit

Buffalo Sabres

Building blocks: Mikhail Grigorenko Zemgus Girgensons Cody Hodgson Johan Larsson Rasmus Ristolainen Mark Pysyk On the way: Joel Armia Nikita Zadorov Jake McCabe Movable parts: Thomas Vanek Ryan Miller Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Tyler Myers Timeline: Paul Gaustad Jason Pominville

Calgary Flames

Building blocks: Sean Monahan Sven Baertschi T.J. Brodie On the way: Morgan Klimchuk Johnny Gaudreau Emile Poirier Corban Knight Patrick Sieloff Laurent Brossoit Movable parts: Lee Stempniak Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Greg Nemisz Timeline: Reto Berra Karri Ramo

Florida Panthers

Building blocks: Jonathan Huberdeau Nick Bjugstad Erik Gudbranson Dmitry Kulikov Jacob Markstrom On the way: Vincent Trocheck Quinton Howden Alex Petrovic Movable parts: Brad Boyes Scott Gomez Tom Gilbert Ryan Whitney Tim Thomas Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Jacob Markstrom Timeline:

Dallas Stars

Building blocks: Jamie Benn Tyler Seguin Alex Chiasson Cody Eakin Valeri Nichushkin Antoine Roussel On the way: Brett Ritchie Radek Faksa Jamie Oleksiak Kevin Connauton Jack Campbell Movable parts: Ray Whitney Stephane Robidas Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Timeline: Patrik Nemeth Troy Vance

Columbus Blue Jackets

Building blocks: Boone Jenner Ryan Johansen Cam Atkinson Ryan Murray Tim Erixon David Savard Sergei Bobrovsky On the way: Kerby Rychel Marko Dano Oscar Dansk Movable parts: Marian Gaborik Missing Pieces: Stumbling Block: John Moore Timeline: Nathan Horton

New York Islanders

Building blocks: John Tavares Josh Bailey Brock Nelson Travis Hamonic Matt Donovan On the way: Ryan Strome Griffin Reinhart Ryan Pulock Scott Mayfield Calvin de Haan Movable parts: Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Nino Niederreiter Timeline: Kevin Poulin

Edmonton Oilers

Building blocks: Taylor Hall Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Jordan Eberle Nail Yakupov Sam Gagner Justin Schultz On the way: Oscar Klefbom Martin Marincin Darnell Nurse Movable parts: Ales Hemsky Missing pieces: Stumbling block: Timeline:

New Jersey Devils

Building blocks: Adam Henrique Andrei Loktionov Jacob Josefson Mattias Tedenby Adam Larsson On the way: Jon Merrill Eric Gelinas Damon Severson Movable parts: Jaromir Jagr Marek Zidlicky Missing pieces: Everything Stumbling block: Timeline: Martin Brodeur Cory Schneider
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