I can understand that but at this point I put him in the same category as Gomez back in 2007 when he signed with the Rangers. In addition to the paycheck, like Gomez who bought into the stories that Sather thought he was a 90+ player being held back by the Devils system, Clarkson probably also bought into the hype around him being called the next Wendel Clark by the Toronto media (and ML execs as well from what I've heard). Both Gomez and Clarkson just were too stupid to know that it was really the Devils system that propped them up and not held them down like they wanted to believe.
Why would you think that at all. That's stupid.
None of this is Clarksons fault.