Clarkson is not a sniper. He's an inconsistent scorer who often destroys plays by taking a shot the first chance he gets, even if it's from a horrific spot. He's sure to be overpaid by some team.
Additionally, the one season that he's really getting the attention for (2011-2012), his +/- was -8. That was 1 away from being tied for the worst on the team. This season he was -6, 2 away from the worst on the team.
And, just for fun, in 2010-2011, he was -20 (6 better than Kovalchuk's -26, but still awful).
Plus/minus isn't a great stat, but if someone consistently is towards the bottom of his team, it definitely does say something.
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