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We have a trade to announce: Oduya to Chicago for picks

Feb 27, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT


The Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya from Winnipeg for a second- and third-round pick (2013).

Oduya goes to a Chicago team that hasn’t been shy about its desire to add to its blue line. The 30-year-old pending UFA is a good skater that can move the puck, something the ‘Hawks lost when Brian Campbell was traded to Florida.

You have to wonder how Jets fans feel about this move given their team is right in the race to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Winnipeg didn’t add a roster player in the deal, so it won’t help its chances of qualifying for the postseason.

Granted, if there’s one complaint about Oduya, it’s his propensity for turnovers, so maybe Jets fans won’t be entirely heartbroken.

Plus, Grant Clitsome.

  1. comeonnowguys - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    “Granted, if there’s one complaint about Oduya, it’s his propensity for turnovers, so maybe Jets fans won’t be entirely heartbroken.”

    Well it’s a good thing that the Blackhawks haven’t already shown a propensity for turning the puck over, exposing their slumping goalies to breakaways.

  2. comeonnowguys - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    P.S. Not close to enough.

    • hawksandsawx - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Don’t know how anyone could downvote this. This team has a ton of holes and a defenseman who turns it over and can’t move guys out from in front of the net is not filling any of them.

  3. kitshky - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    “Playoffs!? …we’re talking about playoffs!?”

  4. comeonnowguys - Feb 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    John Scott to the Rangers?

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    As a Jets fan I could not believe how mch we got for Odouya!! What a fleecing. Odouya LOVES turning the puck over. The Jets have a lot of depth at defence & this trade helps (not hurts) their playoff chances. They already had too many defencemen as Mark Flood was riding the pine. You will now have:
    That leaves Randy Jones still & new waiver wire pickup Clitsome for depth

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      I’m so happy they kept Flood and traded Oduya. The Jets really do need to stock up on prospects, as their cupboard’s pretty bare save for Scheif, Cormier, and Postma (maybe Klingberg too). Flood has been pretty outstanding. Here’s to hoping for the playoffs!

  6. chiadam - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Terrible trade by a clueless GM. A 2nd and a 3rd to rent Oduya for 20 games? And this is a guy that turns the puck over? The Hawks already have ten or twelve guys that do that.

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