When was it on a platter for him exactly? Dats had a great setup from Z and couldn't bury it either.
This has probably been Cleary's best game of the year and he's outplayed several more talented forwards on the team. People complaining about him today only shows how little it has to do with what actually happens on the ice.
Cleary has a good game and gets several great chances and now he even gets grief for that. It's hilarious.
Nobody's blaming Cleary for being behind in the game. He's been largely a non-factor. But you're saying he's played a great game. I just can't agree. It's sort of like in the playoffs last year. He had stats but I never really considered him to be a factor. He's the beneficiary more than the guy who makes things happen out there.
He hasn't been a disaster this game, but I can only say he's been "great" if I'm using a different set of standards. Maybe a great Cleary game. But not great by the standards we hold everyone else to.