I don't know, Cleary is clutch and always struck me as a playoff-type player. He seems to thrive under the pressure. I admit it is hard to say this when he falls so much during the regular season that he needs to wear extra snow-pants. But he's been doing his role lately, yes? What do forumers think of his game recently? Just curious because I, too, used to wonder why Cleary wasn't playing pee-wee hockey with seven year olds. But it's nice to watch him work so hard, show so much heart, but most important... move the puck to players who can actually do something with it. Maybe Helm could come in for Tootoo cause I wouldn't want to pull anybody (even Cleary) out of the lineup right now. So I get why Bert is sitting.
Hey, Mike - I'm very sorry to read about your loss - not only for you but the rest of your family. Meanwhile, you gotta do what's necessary to help yourself begin to heal. I'm sending hugs to you from Texas. Hang in there and we'll be blessed to have you back whenever you can return.