We have some absolute burners (Duchene, Cumiskey, O'Reilly is certainly no slouch, etc.). Could this be the fastest team to have ever worn the Burgundy and Blue? This more applies if someone like Elliot makes the team out of camp.
If Mueller can keep up with Duchene and at least make it close when trying to beat defensemen to the puck on a chase behind the goal line - I'm sure that's worthy of at least Above Average if not Fast.
In one game towards the tail end of the season I noted Mueller beat out Hejduk when Duchene was leading a rush.
Maybe it was on optical illusion
1996 team was faster, Sakic, Deadmarsh, Young, Forsberg, Kamensky, Ozolinsh were all pretty damn fast.
Also the team that had Sakic, Forsberg, Kariya, Selanne etc.. could be considered a faster team than this team, sadly that team didn't amount to anything though.
Eh, I'd definitely say that the 2004 team probably wasn't as fast as this team, even at full burning. Forsberg was never a fast guy, Sakic wasn't major fast but he was star player fast for sure (but not as fast as Duchene at this point), Selanne was ineffective and his knee sucked. Kariya was I believe still crazy fast though.
But I'd say you're probably right, the 1996 team may have us beat.