Chicago Blackhawks: 4 Reasons Johnny Oduya Will Help in the Playoffs

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Chicago Blackhawks: 4 Reasons Johnny Oduya Will Help in the Playoffs
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Many fans were very underwhelmed last week when the Blackhawks traded for Johnny Oduya.

They acquired Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets for a second- and third-round pick in the 2013 draft, which seems like a lot for me.

However, sometimes the under radar moves are exactly the right move to make.

In his first three games, the Hawks are 3-0, and after a rocky first period he has been very solid.

They first paired him with Brent Seabrook and things seemed like a disaster as the Maple Leafs jumped out to a 3-1 lead.

However over the last 160 minutes of hockey it has been a very different story.

So with only 15 games left until the playoffs, how will Oduya be able to help the Hawks reach their one goal?

Make sure to follow me on Twitter @dachicagofan and check out my weekly Hawks podcast every Friday on my site The MG Experience.

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