Feb 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defensemanJohnny Oduya
(27) handles the puck against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History,
On February 27, 2012 The Chicago Blackhawks completed two trades on the traded deadline day. The biggest move of the day seemed very minor at the time when the Chicago Blackhawks sent 2013 2nd and 3rd round picks to the Winnipeg Jets for Johnny Oduya. The comment from Blackhawks fans then were that of disappointment that Stan Bowman didn’t pull of a huge blockbuster trade instead settled to pick up one player at the deadline. Little did everyone know at the time that the Hawks would go on to only lose 2 games in regulation in a calendar year with Oduya settling down the 2nd defensive pairings. Granted Oduya struggled in the Coyotes series and always seems to make a turnover at a bad time but unlike last post-season Corey Crawford and Ray Emery have been able to thwart any goals that Oduya could have created.
The 2nd traded involved the Hawks collecting a 5th round pick in 2012 draft for the departing services of John Scott. Scott was the Hawks player that everyone picked on for his lack of talent hockey related. He was forgotten pretty quickly especially when Coach Q puts Brandon Bollig on the ice.
A quiet trade that worked out very nicely for the Hawks happened a year ago today!
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