This is Steve Staios. For a while he played right wing with the Atlanta Thrashers. In Edmonton, he's known as a stay-at-home defenseman. Pretty soon, he might be known as a goalie.
Should the injury situation in Edmonton get so bad that the Oilers find a few man games go missing between their goalies, suit Staios up, he's definitely ready.
All joking aside, in a heartbreaking loss to the Ottawa Senators, Staios was amazing. Outside of the fact he was plus/minus -+3 in a three goals for effort, he had two assists and blocked five shots.
In the second period of Tuesdays game, Oiler goalie Jeff Deslaurier made five saves. I can't recall the last time a player had as many or more saves in one stretch than his goalie did.
The crazy part is, Staios wasn't alone in t ...
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