Monday, September 17, 2007

Steve Staios

A heart and sole hockey player who continues to age like a fine wine. Staios has excellent positioning and is always physical. Is not a quick/fast player and is not offensively gifted. He’s a guy 29 NHL teams wish they had in some capacity or another. Probably not a top pairing guy but could excel in a shutdown role. Used to play forward for the Atlanta Thrashers but has been named Oilers’ Unsung Hero multiple times. Will be heavily counted upon in the upcoming season. I believe he will be named team captain, but at the very least he will be an assistant.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. "Unsung Hero multiple times" - that, too. Roli may get the crowd chants, but I alway take note of the little things Staios does.