Well, he does have a higher playoff PPG than your boy Hossa.
Also, tell Manny Legace's father in law that we're still waiting for the hanging.
The Marian Hossa who almost single-handedly blocked us from the '08 Cup for a few games while Sidney Crosby's face was being printed on a milk carton?
The Marian Hossa who carried Detroit through the 08-09 regular season, and then managed 6 G and 9 A in the '09 Playoffs with his shoulder torn off? While an also-injured Pavel Datsyuk scored one goal in 16 games in those same '09 Playoffs?
The "clutch" thing is basically impossible to gauge because even the best NHL scorers aren't going to score a goal in most of the games they play. Franzen's 13 goals in 16 playoff games in 2008 (and great 2009 performance) are what got him paid. Still, anyone who's watched him mope around the ice for long stretches at a time would laugh if you called him clutch.
Tatar is a good offensive hockey player. I can't say we're a perennial threat in the playoffs 3 years from now if Nyquist and Tatar are our two best players. Mantha and Nyquist, maybe. But I still view Tatar as a bit of a lottery ticket, and not that expensive of one at 2.75 milion AAV