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C. Wilson Spiers

  • joined Nov 08, 2010
  • last login Mar 30, 2014
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I'm a 21-year old junior at Appalachian State. I am the sports editor for the student-run newspaper and have also worked for the news desk as an intern and as the opinion editor.

For those of you who are new to Canes Country, I used to run The Road to Raleigh, a Checkers recap blog while I served as an intern there.

Thanks for supporting your Carolina Hurricanes and Canes Country.

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  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NBA Charlotte Bobcats
  • NFL Carolina Panthers
  • NHL Carolina Hurricanes
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A trip around the Metropolitan Division: March 31

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The Penguins became the second team in the conference to punch their postseason ticket. The dogfight for home ice continues among the others in the division, while some others are clinging to life...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: March 23

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Every team in the division has played at least 70 games. Time is running out for teams to make major moves toward playoff position, who is set up to gain ground down the stretch?

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: March 10

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The 2014 Olympic break and trade deadline are nothing more than memories now. The teams from the Metropolitan Division are still jockeying for position as we enter a key stretch for playoff...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Feb. 9

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It's the Olympic break and those who aren't on their way to Sochi from the NHL have a few weeks to think about the season thus far.

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Feb. 1

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Solid play has propelled Carolina into the top three in the division. The Blue Jackets and Rangers are hanging around in the middle of the division, as both have won seven games in their last 10.

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Jan. 26

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The lead for the Penguins in first place has been improved to 17 points. Carolina, winners of a division-high three-straight, are looking to break through the middle of the pack as they sit in...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Jan. 11

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Five of eight teams in the division have winning streaks of two or more games and four teams have won seven or more games in their past 10. Everyone seems to be playing well, and that keeps things...

Hurricanes at Sabres: Game preview 1-7-14

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The Hurricanes are riding a four game winning streak, but the Sabres have won five in a row at First Niagara Center. Something has to give in Buffalo, will Skinner's hot play be a difference maker?

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Jan. 4

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Going into a busy Saturday night in the NHL, the only Metro division team that is idle on this day is Pittsburgh, and that's fine by them as they hold a 15-point edge on everyone else. The middle...

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What Gleason could bring to Toronto

Hello, Toronto fans. My name is Cory Spiers, I am a contributor at Canes Country. I know that when there is a new player on your team, first-hand accounts from people who have written about...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Dec. 28

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The Penguins and Capitals enjoy post-Christmas leads at first and second in the division. As for everyone else, four teams in the middle of the standings all have 38 points, while the Hurricanes...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Dec. 21

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With a win over Carolina, the Capitals became the second team in the division to reach the 40-point plateau and have distanced themselves a bit in second place. The Penguins continue to add to...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Dec. 14

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The Penguins continue to set the pace for the division while the Islanders keep on fading at the bottom. In the middle, though, is a fight for position between teams all separated by two or fewer...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Dec. 7

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The Penguins hold a 10 point lead in first place and the Islanders, with one win in their last 10, are starting to fade. Everyone else, however, continues to stay clumped up in the middle. How did...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division

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The logjam in the standings continues at the end of the month. Pittsburgh has a comfortable 7 point lead, but positions 2-8 are all separated by 4 points at most.

A trip around the Metropolitan Division

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The Penguins are still at the top, but the suddenly hot Rangers and Flyers have created quite a shake up in the standings.

A trip around the Metropolitan Division

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There was some moving around in the division this week. Washington keeps on moving up, while the Islanders and Blue Jackets have stumbled a bit. Have the Penguins been able to keep up their...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division

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The Hurricanes continue to lose ground in the Metropolitan while the Penguins continue to stay hot. Tempers flared in a divisional match between Philadelphia and Washington and all eight of the...

A trip around the Metropolitan Division

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How are things playing out in the Metro Division? Have the Penguins been able to sustain their early success? Have the Devils, Rangers and Flyers found a way to turn their seasons around?

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A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Oct. 12- Oct. 19

What was expected to be the most hotly contested, physical division in hockey is off to a rough start. Disappointing starts by Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington are making the division...

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It's Time: My Take

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NHL 12 Club

Well, I've seen fanposts regarding NHL 12 clubs before, but I figured I would start another. I just started playing this year's game online and was wondering what other members of Canes Country...

East Division Finals: Murphy Shines- Checkers Take Command of the Series

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Mike Murphy turned in a legendary 44 save performance that has the powerhouse Pens on the brink of elimination.

East Division Finals: Checkers Nip Penguins to Take a 2-1 Series Lead

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With a big game three at home, would the Checkers be able to take a series lead again over the powerhouse Penguins?

The Road to Raleigh: Checkers Cruise Into Playoffs- Bully Worcester

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The Checker's season came to an end this week with three home games, would the Checker's point production continue to lead them into the post-season?

The Road to Raleigh: Checkers Clinch Playoff Berth In Their Old Home

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With a chance to clinch the playoffs this weekend, Charlotte needed at least one point. Would they pick up a win in their old home in Albany?

The Road to Raleigh: Checkers Look To Celebrate An Early "Berth" Day

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In a critical point in the season, the Checkers needed points to keep pace with the Bears and Admirals in the division. Would Chris Terry's recent resurgence be enough to propel Charlotte to...

The Road to Raleigh: Terry and the Checkers Win Two- Sanguinetti Returns

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With four key games on the slate in an important time of the season, how would the Charlotte Checkers respond?

The Road to Raleigh: Checkers Earn a Split

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With two home games on the slate against the Binghamton Senators, how would the road weary Checkers hold up?

The Road to Raleigh: Checkers Salvage Two Points on the Road

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With points at a premium, would the Checkers be able to keep winning on the road to keep the pace with the Norfolk Admirals in the division?

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