Cleary happens to be my favourite Wing so there will be some bias, but he's just stinking this season (as most other players are). I think he has the skill, step and obviously age to be better than Homer on his day. Not in front of the net though. But I don't think Z does well with those plays. He needs the skill players like when he and Dats used to take tape to tape passes without even looking. I like him with Flip and if Cleary gets going then I'd say throw him in as he can provide some second line grit whilst still having the skill (my biased opinion though!).
Z doesn't get to play with the best players like Datsyuk does...Homer is better than Cleary and Franzen is way better than Williams... Hank doesn't have a lot to work with... Hopefully, moving Flip there will help him out.
That being said from the highlights that I saw he did well last night. Good overtime winner taking the middle of the ice.