he'll get overpaid by toronto or whomever else, and we will just part ways and watch him become the next gomez.
No I really dont think so. Clarkson is smart. And he runs his own life. He's confident and knows what he wants and hockey comes before his ego. I'd be shocked -- FLOORED if he left the Devils.
HE absolutely does NOT put himself above the team. A total mis-read on that one. It's poor focus and a full knowledge that he's kind of sh!tty at second guessing but knows he's got to try -- WHICH PULLS FOCUS FROM PLAYING YOU DOOOFUS!
The intuition for Clarkson is ABSOLUTELY there. But it's scary as sh!t to trust - so he doesn't. Which shockingly enough causes him to stop working -- to pull his focus onto worrying rather than seeing the hard work through to the end. He's got to learn to ride it out to the bitter end. He was set for the hard work at the start of the season - but then got all shocked it worked. This is the danger of having a lot of confidence but not quite the ego. See -- funny you think he has too much ego when I really think it's just the opposite. It's hard to tell the difference and really hard to articulate so I hope most of you guys can understand what I'm writing.
Clarkson is a lot like Stevens in that he really understand his strengths - but Clarkson can't surrender to what he doesn't understand about himself - so he has to work even harder. Nothing can come easy. yet I think when it DID it flipped him out. Almost like "sh!t - - but I'm not actually good But I AM ... but... errr"
Edited by Pepperkorn, 15 April 2013 - 10:58 AM.