One thing Oduya is not is slow. He's a very fast skater.
Meh, I'm sure he seemed fast with NJ, but he's just above average speed-wise on the Thrash. Great with the puck, as that clip shows. Heady player, doesn't make too many mistakes. I'm very happy with him. Solid pick up. That deal was really good for us. I don't get how so many people say DW got hosed. Oduya + Bergie +2? Given our inability to sign UFA's, I'd say it's almost even if Kovy re-signs with NJD.