Summer Skate: Edmonton Oilers

If Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is physically ready to compete in the NHL, he could play as a rookie. Nick Laham/Getty Images

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Edmonton. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Edmonton Oilers

The road back to relevance for the Edmonton Oilers remains a long one cluttered with steep learning curves and many losses. Although GM Steve Tambellini added a few more veterans to the roster this summer in Andy Sutton, Eric Belanger and former Oiler Ryan Smyth, Edmonton will still likely struggle to compete.