Meant to vote for Simmonds. Either or, though, I wouldn't mind having any of them.
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Clarkson has really a good shot, especially since Oates advised him to shorten his stick. He won't ever again hit the 30 goal mark perhaps, I still could see him getting several 20-25 goals seasons. Simmonds, younger and a bit more complete player imo.
Simmonds, more upside imo and younger though I like Clarkson. I think Simmonds could score even more if he got little stronger. He's legs are thinner than mine.
Simmonds is very strong. Skinny calves are more of a genetic trait that an indicator of strength. He's never going to have thick legs; it's not his build.
For the record, I don't see Simmonds consistently scoring much more than 25 goals in his career. For some reason his 28 goals last season seemed very quiet. That said, Clarkson will likely never score 30 goals again either.