Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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Despite all the talk about Zetterberg, Ericsson, and Conklin struggling this year, to me one player has stood out as being especially terrible: Dan Cleary.   He’s been on the top two lines for the entire first two months of the season and had a paltry six points going into Saturday’s game.  He’s a team worst -3 and has what appears to my eyes to be million turnovers.   He’s looked behind this entire time, confused, and just plain bad.   I truly believe that he’s kept Datsyuk down. I'm not all down on Dan, make the jump for the rest. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Cleary.   His hard working, grinding, never give up attitude is exactly what the Wings need.   Plus, he can step in as a scorer, which is a great ability to have. But while he can step in as a scorer, that doesn’t mean he should.  He’s a grinder, a hard working 3rd liner.  He’s not pretty, he’s not that creative.  He can’t keep up with the Datsyuk and Zetterbergs of the world.  Bertuzzi and Filppula know
PLAYERS: Dan Cleary
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
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