Recently-traded forward Raffi Torres was able to bite his tongue for about three days before sharing his thoughts on the train wreck that the Columbus Blue Jackets' season has become. In a piece published on Metro International (whatever that is), Raffi said of the Jackets:
CBJ GM Scott Howson make the same assertions about the defense as well. The fact that Howson let Milan Jurcina go back to Washington for a song, and that the only meaningful defensive help that he picked up - Nathan Paetsch - is playing as a fourth-line forward, suggests to me that Howson will be a player in the forthcoming free agency market for defensemen. Perhaps even the draft, where a Cam Fowler sits within striking distance of a potential CBJ first-round slot (the link suggests that he's first but I've seen more recent rankings of third - the profile on Fowler in the link is better, hence I used that).
Let's hope the market is deep, and that Howson's scouts are good.