Matt Carkner

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 229
Birth Place: Winchester, Ontario
Draft: 1999 2nd round (58th pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • Islanders Potential Trade Targets: Part III

    Islanders Potential Trade Targets: Part III

    We've been spending the early part of our summer at Islanders Point Blank taking a look around the league and playing armchair general manger, analyzing potential trade targets for Garth Snow as he looks to get his club back to the playoffs. In part one and part two, we stressed that this is in no way indicative of what 'will' happen, only our opinion of who could be available to help provide the kind of help captain John Tavares needs to get the organization to the next level. With the realization that the free agent market is about as weak as it has been in recent years, let's continue with part III. Tyler Johnson 308 GP - 89-122-211 We already mentioned Jonathan Drouin in part II of our series,

  • Inside Doug Weight’s thinking to remake Islanders’ coaching staff
    New York Post

    Inside Doug Weight’s thinking to remake Islanders’ coaching staff

    It was during that slog of a franchise-record nine-game road trip from late January into February when Doug Weight, the Islanders’ interim head coach, realized he needed help. Just over a month into his tenure, Weight was trying to do everything. While making room for individual meetings with his young group, he cut short his own film session for the upcoming opponent. Weight didn’t remember exactly what game it was, but he did remember that, when he got behind the bench, he “just didn’t like how I felt.” “I didn’t watch the entire game, I kind of watched clips,” Weight told The Post over the phone recently, as he begins to assemble his new coaching staff after being named full-time head coach

  • Why I'm A Fan of Notre Dame Football
    One Foot Down

    Why I'm A Fan of Notre Dame Football

    I don't exactly know why I'm a fan of Notre Dame football, but I've got a couple of good theories. First and foremost, I was a bandwagon fan in all sports. I lived in New Jersey growing up. I started watching baseball and football in 1986. The New York Mets won the World Series and the New York Giants won the Super Bowl. Those were my teams. I started watching the NHL the following year. The Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup. So they were my team. (I now root for the Buffalo Sabres as a casual fan. They don't have a history of winning anything recently, but I live in New York now and I hate the New York Rangers. And c'mon, the New York Islanders? That's like being a New York Jets fan. Why would