Steve Staios: A Name to Watch for Joining the CH Hockey Organizational Chart

Steve Staios: A Name to Watch for Joining the CH Hockey Organizational Chart

While it seems like a long time since Kent Hughes has been at the helm of the Montreal Canadiens, it hasn’t even been six months since he took over as the team’s GM. In fact, it will be five months in a few days.

However, during this brief period, Hughes made many hires: Martin St-Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, Marie-Phillip Poulin, etc. – the list is quite long.

However, there are still openings to be filled on CH’s hockey org chart, and there is one name to watch who might be able to fill one of these positions: Steve Staios. At least that’s what Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman think.

The reason is very simple: Staios is currently the GM of the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL. However, team owner Michael Andlauer is quite close to the Habs as the Bulldogs were CH’s school club for several years.

Andlauer had notably been part of the selection committee that ultimately chose Kent Hughes as CH’s CEO.

Staios, who is the GM of Jan Mysak and Arber Xhekaj in the OHL, could therefore make it to Montreal eventually. He is also a minority owner of the Bulldogs, but I doubt that will be a problem if he wants to join an NHL organization.

Keep in mind, however, that Habs may not be the only team that could be interested in Staios’ services. The Oilers, for whom the former defenseman played several years in the NHL, may also be interested in his services.

If Staios ever joined the Habs, I would see him in an assistant position to Kent Hughes. He knows Mysak and Xhekaj well, but he has also seen other youngsters play in the OHL. Shane Wright, for example.

In short, we’ll see if this idea materializes, but it’s certainly something to watch. There will be signings in Montreal this summer, and we’ll have to see if Staios will be a part of that.

A lot of

– Samuel Montembeault was on 91.9 Sports today. In particular, he returned to his post-race plans, the wrist status of him and the Suzuki-Caufield duo.

– Looking good for Brayden Point.

– Guhle will have to find time to breathe a little this summer. Will CH prevent him from going to the World Junior Hockey Championships in August (even if Guhle wants to go)?

– Retirement of Carter Hutton.

– Interesting.

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