He's not afraid to sit vets if they're not performing in a way he thinks they should be.
In my opinion, Cleary was playing like garbage at a time where he was featured on the top 2 lines (albeit while individuals were injured), and Babcock let him rot there. Could have called someone up, but, nahhhhh
Do you have a crystal ball? Are you a GM with a decade + knowledge or a coach who is regarded as one of the best in hockey? Oh.... I didn't think so. You just assume having Cleary on the team isn't the best for the team but to be honest no one can say really what is best. We can only take a guess.
There is no guessing here my friend. Yeah we not be a GM or a head coach, but we have two eyes, and we understand hockey.
You don't need a crystal ball to see that this guy does cannot skate, cannot shoot, etc., to the point that he makes us better.