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Happy Birthday, Ed Westfall

  Today is September 19th, which makes it a milestone birthday for the Isles' first captain.   Happy 80th birthday to Islander Hall of F...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Islanders get another shot at Staios

Steve Staios has accepted a training camp invite from the Isles. 

Staios, who turned 38 in late July could have been an Islander 20 years ago.  He was drafted by St. Louis in the 2nd round of the 1991 Entry Draft -- one pick after the Islanders selected Zigmund Palffy.

Staios has appeared in 936 NHL games, primarily with Edmonton.  He was a teammate of Islander General Manager Garth Snow with the Canucks in the late 1990s.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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