Clarkson has 10 points in 43 games, which translates to 19 points over 82 games. Bodie has 9 points in 30 games, which translates to 24 points over 82 games.

Clarkson plays on the 2nd and 3rd lines and aside from a game that he was injured in has never played less than 11:28 in a game. Bodie averages 7:36 a game and is either on the 4th or 3rd line.

If you look at the games in which Bodie plays more than his average ice-time, he has 8 points in 13 games. In the games he plays less than his average, it's 1 point in 17 games.

What to do with Clarkson is going to be a real problem going forward. On the one hand I hope he gets every opportunity to jump start his game and become, maybe, a tradeable player. On the other, the stark reality that there are more effective guys on the 3rd line is getting harder and harder to ignore.

That's where I am too. I'm as disappointed as anybody with his play, but I have to believe he's better than this. And while he deserves to be on the fourth line, he won't get the opportunities to improve while there. But Bodie is clearly outplaying him. I think I'm leaning towards CtB's opinion: park him on the 4th line and just write this season off. hopefully he comes back stronger next season.