Chicago Blackhawks Acquire Defenseman Johnny Oduya

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets less than an hour before the deadline.

Oduya, 30, is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. So far this year, he has 53 hits and 98 blocked shots in 63 games with the Jets. He is averaging 19:19 per game on the ice, including 2:17 on penalty kill. He has two goals and 11 assists.

The Hawks have reportedly traded a second and third round pick in 2013 to Winnipeg for his services.

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17 Responses to Chicago Blackhawks Acquire Defenseman Johnny Oduya

  1. Will says:

    This is a pretty good pick up, in my eyes. Could of done alot worse. Now how about that center?!

  2. JB says:

    hmmm… i think that may be an overpayment. I hope not.

  3. jrp628 says:

    Could “of” done “alot” worse? Try “could’ve done a lot worse.”

  4. Pete says:

    I never heard of him, he’s 30(not 35)and other teams were reported to have interest. Also, a 2nd and 3rd in 2013 seems fine to me. Those prospects wouldn’t likely get the the NHL until 2015 even if they turn out. I like the idea of trying to help the team even if its a technical “overpayment” and he turns out to be a rental.

  5. Drew says:

    I agree Pete, they have plenty of youth and a deep system, time to get some experience and depth at the NHL level to try to win it all…which is actually why they play the games (obvious statement of the day).

  6. Will says:

    Sorry jrp628, didnt use my auto correct. Remember, it is hockey fans you’re dealing with.

  7. Tjr67 says:

    ….maybe the Bowman’s are still acting in Detroit’s best interests…big move Junior, now go wipe your nose…

  8. James M says:

    Not. E. Nough. Unless it was a top-4 dman, we needed a shot-blocking forward far more. Here’s my take – we just won the Cup, we’ve suffered some salary cap issues, ergo, Bowman is trying to build a cup team on his own, while trying to stay competitive in the interim. All of his moves smack of tomorrow, not today. I doubt they’ll ever admit this, but that’s got to be what’s happening.

  9. Pete says:

    If you are inclined to give Bowman the benefit of the doubt the analysis is that he believes in the prospects and the Hawks scouting/drafting. Oduya is a ufa so he helps now and we bring up the prospects at the end of this year and next year and we still have cap room in the offseason with all the expiring contracts to make a major signing. So that could be the plan. The result could be we have to limp along this year and risk not making the playoffs, but we could be better in the long run.

  10. Kurt says:

    Is this the move that helps me feel better?

  11. ozzzie19 says:

    Heres one of tab’s Player A and Player B comparisons

    10-11 A B
    Games 73 82
    ESTOI 17:16 16:49
    PPTOI :22 :50
    PKTOI 2:04 3:03
    Hits 86 64
    BS 138 149
    G 5 2
    A 21 15
    +/- +16 -15

    Player A is Montador, Player B is Oduya. Oduya is a fine #5, nothing more.

  12. Joe says:

    time to miss the playoffs. Stan Blow is a massive fail.

  13. Ratboy36 says:

    So Clitsome wasn’t good enough? We had to go get Byfugliens lil brother? Atleast Scott is gone.Trade day turned out like I thought it would.NEXT SEASON MENTALITY EVERYONE!!!

  14. Toecutter says:

    No doubt this is a depth move. I’m thinking Bowman has his eye on Ryan Suter this summer; may be available if Nashville disappoints in playoffs. They (Nashville) wouldn’t be able to afford him, would they?

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  16. JetsFan says:

    I liked Oduya more than most in Winnipeg BUT you guys significantly overpaid. I would get it if there was something really special about him but Oduya is pretty ordinary. We really won’t miss him too much. Doesn’t really hurt Jets short term and will help build long term. Don’t get it…

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