One of my friend sacha guimond who played the albany devils in his first AHL (i dont know if you remember i've made a post about him at that time) played in the East coast league this year with Ryan Clowe. (With San Francisco Bulls) He told me he is a hell of a guy and believe he is an upgrade of clarkson. (David have no vision..., Wraparound is good but when you have other options....) He like to play with him and said he is a hardworker and humble guy. He was nice with everyone and stepped up for the guys. He believe he is a complete total package power forward and think Lou was wise to sign him even if he is little bit overpaid. Clowe can play different role on an NHL team. He can play on the top line like he can play on the third one the other night (versatile).
Oh and one more thing my friend guimond won the best defenceman of the year in the east cost and is waiting offer from NHL AHL team.