Summer Skate: Edmonton Oilers
Things can't get worse here; Taylor Hall could speed the improvement
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers may have been the worst team since the lockout, but this wasn't entirely expected; they lost their only NHL-caliber goalie and their only legitimate top-six forward last year. Even healthy, no one would have expected Pat Quinn to perform miracles with such a young and defensively-weak team. Tom Renney's in charge now, and the defense looks better. The picture in Edmonton does too -- but there will be a lot of shifts from last year.
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