Steve Staios To Play Goal for the Edmonton Oilers?

November 11th, 2009 by Jim Parsons Leave a reply »
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 the "I can't believe they were so good" category.

Simply put, Dustin Penner dominated and astonishingly, he didn't have more to show for it than one goal. Remember, how it wasn't that long ago, Oilers fans were ready to send Penner packing because he could never seem to score that "one goal?"

In all of last season Penner had 17 goals. This year, in 18 games, he has 1 ...

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