I am a Cleary fan, even with the knowledge that he must step aside soon for the younger kids. In the meanwhile, he brings veteran presence to the locker room, and intangibles like heart and desire. He's contributing. Bravo, Daniel.
Cleary came into the league as a 1st round pick by Chicago...He thought he'd have it easy because he was a top player at ever other level of the game prior to the NHL.
He found out the hard way how one can be on the outside - looking in...Lucky for him that Holland saw some redeeming quality, and gave him a chance...This experience is what Cleary can pass along to the youngsters within the Wings organization.