Today, we put the spotlight on Akil Thomas. His skating and versatility is something to behold, even if there is some uncertainty on what position he will play in the future. With the unexpected success of the Vegas Golden Knights, there is one thing proving universal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Speed kills. It's not the first time I have discussed this and while the Vancouver Canucks are still rebuilding, they have rightfully placed more emphasis on speed. Canucks fans can see this trait present among the younger pieces that will form the future. Bo Horvat is our poster boy for speed, as well as Jake Virtanen. Brock Boeser is not the fastest player, but made significant strides in his speed.