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  • Originally posted by gazaroog View Post
    We need him back Thursday. The third and fourth lines are killing us defensively.
    Even though we still played bad with a full team we need them ALL to come back soon. We are still in the thick of it in this playoff race. Just need to keep our heads above water and then hope for a hot streak.
    THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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    • Congrats to the Cizikas family! 👶🏼

      Welcome to our #Isles family Jack William Cizikas! 💙 @zeeker11 https://t.co/HWixjnsLyr

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      • Upper-body for Cizikas. Likely out tomorrow as well. #Isles



        Pertinent to my story on Cizikas and Clutterbuck: The hard-charging play is taking a toll. Another reason the long-term deals for both may have been too big a commitment. Cizikas has played 123 of 158 games the last two seasons, Clutterbuck 135/158. https://t.co/gWXL8L2mkS

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        • Originally posted by mw147 View Post
          https://twitter.com/BComptonNHL/stat...010424321?s=19

          Upper-body for Cizikas. Likely out tomorrow as well. #Isles



          Pertinent to my story on Cizikas and Clutterbuck: The hard-charging play is taking a toll. Another reason the long-term deals for both may have been too big a commitment. Cizikas has played 123 of 158 games the last two seasons, Clutterbuck 135/158. https://t.co/gWXL8L2mkS
          Things like this sure don't make the future look bright. It is pretty rough when you want to buy out the entire team lol
          THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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          • Casey Cizikas says he's feeling fine, just needed some time at end of season to heal. Says it was not a question of whether #Isles worked hard but whether team "worked smart." Added frustration set into team's play as playoff hopes faded and team gave up too many goals.

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            • Not liking this quote from Casey in his exit media scrum:

              "You never want to see guys leave, but some guys personally, they want to win, and you just support each other no matter what".

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              • No Casey I still think the question is did you guys work hard enough valid. You might want to see a Vegas game some day. They work hard. The Isles aren't even close!
                THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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                • Originally posted by FranzyFan View Post
                  Not liking this quote from Casey in his exit media scrum:
                  Just worded it in correctly. It happens.
                  THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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                  • I think he bounces back, but if I can find a taker I jump.
                    "We’re all buying in. There’s pride about being an Islander.”

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                    • Originally posted by Tjay View Post
                      I think he bounces back, but if I can find a taker I jump.
                      I don't think he bounces back. Dont think he will ever be as bad as Clutter but I would only count him good for 50 games a year from here on out.
                      THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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                      • Originally posted by TK27 View Post

                        I don't think he bounces back. Dont think he will ever be as bad as Clutter but I would only count him good for 50 games a year from here on out.
                        He's only 27 so I have hope he'll rebound. Only 3 more seasons to go!
                        "We’re all buying in. There’s pride about being an Islander.”

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                        • Originally posted by Tjay View Post

                          He's only 27 so I have hope he'll rebound. Only 3 more seasons to go!
                          I say he starts slowing every year starting now! Actually I think it already started. 27 years old is no longer young but the beginning of the end except for a select few! Especially if you play with any kind of physicality.
                          THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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                          • Originally posted by TK27 View Post

                            I say he starts slowing every year starting now! Actually I think it already started. 27 years old is no longer young but the beginning of the end except for a select few! Especially if you play with any kind of physicality.
                            Perhaps Casey is a smaller version of Trent Hunter, who is my favorite NHLer of all time, as he showed one doesn't have to make the World Juniors to play in the NHL

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                            • Cizikas isn’t a player that gets talked about much, certainly not outside of that “best fourth line in hockey” quote from Don Cherry a few years back to describe the Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck line. With Tavares gone, Cizikas becomes the Islanders’ best faceoff man — he won 53.1% of them last season, a career best.

                              For a guy who’s never scored more than nine goals and has played just 123 of the 164 games the last two seasons, why is he on this list? The other bottom-six center options are Filppula and Komarov, who were two of the worst players in the league last season at generating offense. Cizikas was deployed almost exclusively in defensive settings — according to Natural Stat Trick, Cizikas’ 73.6% defensive-zone starts at EV were the fourth-highest percentage among forwards who played at least 400 minutes last season.

                              If Cizikas were deployed a bit differently — if, say, he started the season as 3C between Ladd and Ho-Sang — would we see 20 points and low shot generation? Unlikely. Cizikas is still only 27, he has some skill and he’s hardly ever been used in a role other than crashing and banging. If the Islanders need offense from their bottom six (they will), simply rolling out the ol’ B4LIH (Best Fourth Line In Hockey) from 2015-16 doesn’t make much sense, not with the array of fourth liners Lamoriello has imported.

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                              • Casey Cizikas was back on the ice today for #Isles informal skates, so we caught up with him. https://t.co/1wh10YkiLk

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