So you have all the "facts"?
If you had followed your own instructions, you would have seen that Pavel Datsyuk had a No Movement clause.
Yep, you're right about Datsyuk; I was looking at an outdated list of players with NMCs. That said, he is the only player on the team who has one; as of last season, nobody on the team did. With regards to Cleary, I have my doubts as to if Capgeek is correct about his NTC. I can find literally no other source on the Internet that mentions an NTC in Cleary's current contract. More, it would be exceedingly rare for a player to be given an NTC on a one-year contract.
There is also the strange fact that you're quoting Capgeek's claim of an NTC for Cleary as fact, and at the same time suggesting that he might actually have an NMC instead.
In sum: Cleary might have an NTC. He does not have an NMC.
The Calgary Flames alone have 3 players with a NMC. So I guess they aren't so rare.
Here is a list, dated to last season, of players who have NMCs. You'll notice some common themes: none of them (with the strange exceptions of Scottie Upshall, whose clause is limited in an unspecified manner, and Antti Miettinen, who was recently returned from Russia) are scrubs; the majority of those who have them are players considered notably particularly valuable to their respective teams; and only a single player on the Red Wings---widely acknowledged to be the best player on the team---has one.
That said, this is irrelevant to the conversation at hand.
Edited by Crymson, 22 November 2013 - 01:08 PM.