It appears that the Dallas Stars have signed Johnny Oduya to a 2-year contract for $7.5M according to CBS Sports.
This may not have been a bidding war after all. It was earlier reported that Oduya turned down a 3-year, $15M deal with Buffalo. Maybe Oduya wanted to join Sharp on a strong offensive team that needed defensive support.
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He now joins a Dallas team that is loaded with offensive talent after its latest summer blockbuster trade, spent a ton of money to upgrade a goaltending situation that was their biggest issue a season ago, and has an impressive collection of young defensemen to go around veterans Oduya, Alex Goligoski and Jason Demers.
The Stars had an opening on defense after trading veteran Trevor Daley, along with agitating forward Ryan Garbutt, to Chicago as part of the Sharp trade, and Oduya should slide right into that spot. He will not replace the offense Daley provided for the Stars this past season, but he should prove to be a significant defensive upgrade.