I don't think it's so much that people WANT him shipped out, it's more about him being the only one of the top-6 that's a)tradeable (No NMC) b) expendable (Pavs and Havlat more valuable).
I do want him shipped out. No, I don't want to give him away.. I want fair value because he does have value.
As Easy mentioned, Clowe became a turnover machine.. inheriting many of the bad qualities of Cap'n Joe without inheriting the successful play-making qualities to go along with it. Maybe it was the injury riddled season and he will bounce back in a big way and that would be awesome for him, but to me his game has become more and more stagnant and predictable.
He does have the grit the team seems to sorely lack, but for some reason IMO and I could be completely off base on this, I got the impression from his interviews that he didn't really take much credit or blame upon himself for the team's failures... like he was deflecting the blame on others.
If we don't get a good return for Clowe then drop him to where he belongs, on the third line. That is where his skill-set matches up. He had a couple of good years rotating through the first two lines and to his credit he played above his abilities, good on him, but age is starting to get him and he is no longer able to play above his head. In to above complaints, I didn't see anyone complaining about the thing that drives me crazy, he stays on the ice too long gets tired and stops skating which causes mistakes and bad decisions. How many of you have seen Clowe doing the big bird stretch and get called for hooking or have a player skate right by him. He needs to loose his place as a top 6 forward on the Sharks either by trade or demotion.