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01-26-2013, 12:53 AM
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Cleary was a great addition post-lockout to this team. He had a chip on his shoulder to prove he could be valuable and he worked tirelessly to become valuable.

But, those valuable days appear over (and appeared over for quite some time now.)

He's lost all of his speed, and I don't care how hard you work, if you can't skate you're pretty much out of luck.

So he can't skate, he can't possess the puck anymore, he has trouble getting passes through, and he's having trouble even catching passes now. It's tough to watch.

How many times have we seen this: Cleary carries the puck into the offensive zone along the right boards, realizes he can't skate past the defender anymore, attempts to stop and wait for the center or left wing, gets pushed off the puck.

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