Hudler is as much net presence as Cleary is.
A guy who goes to the net is not "net presence", a guy who sits there and gets whacked and screens the goalie is.
Cleary is, with regards to offense, almost exclusively a shooter. He can't pass for s***, and even if he could his offensive success comes mainly from his speed. Hudler is almost the anti-Cleary in that he's not a fast guy, but he's an excellent playmaker and passer, and his offensive success comes from his ability to take advantage of weak spots in the opposing team's defense, It's why Hudler can make a great first pass, and is great on the PP, but has much more difficulty if he is forced to carry the puck through the neutral zone.
Hudler is definitely the anti-Cleary, but probably not in the way you intended.
Even if everything you were saying was true, which it's not (Hudler is as much net presence as Cleary??) Babcock had Cleary out there with Z and Datsyuk for the final minutes of a tie game.
Wonder why Hudler wasn't out there?