Don Cherry just said, without laughing, that the Islanders’ Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck trio is the “best fourth line ever in hockey”. OK.
— John Matisz (@MatiszJohn) January 18, 2015
The New York Islanders agreed to terms Casey Cizikas to a five-year contract extension worth $3.35 million on average per year.
This extension sent shock waves throughout Twitter, Reddit, and discussion boards as it seemed to be a hefty price and term to pay for a member of the team’s fourth line. The Islanders were not without their defenders, though, with many pointing out the “best fourth line” label the trio of Casey Cizikas, Matt Martin, and Cal Clutterbuck are often given.
Prior to debating whether or not the Islander trio is actually the best fourth line ever (or even currently) in hockey, we should ask: How much is the best fourth line in hockey worth?