Ready or not, here he comes.

Actually, scratch the "or not" part. He's ready.

Whoever the Edmonton Oilers spend the first pick on — forward, defenceman, Russian, North American, big or small — he'll be ready to play.

Right out of the box. No assembly required.

The days of having to send the best player in junior back to junior, and then maybe the minors, before he's good enough for the NHL are over.