Mar 3, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT
“This (Johnny) Oduya can make plays that forwards can dream of,” Kane said. “Coming up the ice with speed, he jumps in; he seems to be real smooth and fits in perfect with our team. He’s another guy who can jump in the play. It’s nice to have a guy like that; it adds a little more balance with our D.”
Duncan Keith chimed in, saying what Oduya brings to the team is “huge.” In Oduya, the Blackhawks got a veteran blueliner, who is capable of eating up minutes. That might take a bit of pressure off of Keith and Brent Seabrook, who are both in the top-20 in the NHL for average time on the ice per game.
Chicago has won two straight games since the Oduya trade and they’ll try to make it three in a row on Sunday in Detroit.
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