Carolyn Christians

  • joined Apr 18, 2009
  • last login Dec 19, 2013
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This Underdog image was made by my then-11-yr-old older son to put on the jerseys of the Roaddawg tournament he and his friends played in one year ("The Underdawgs"). Having watched the way the 'Canes were underestimated and given no credit throughout the '09 playoffs for weeks on end, I thought it seemed an apt avatar for blogging here.

Formerly a bona fide hockeymom, living in Chapel Hill with 2 sons (ages 12 and 16) and my 8 year old daughter. Both boys played a combined 9 years with the Hillsborough Sharks house League (affiliated w/ RYHA). I was delighted to serve as a team manager every year.

I also have a fishtank I write about from time to time. Note: Hockey tank was a casualty of the lockout.

My boys played at intermission as Mighty Mites at a 'Canes games, and my older boy was once a "Starter of the game", standing next to Ruutu while KK sang the Anthem. He also attended Canes camp where Ron Francis coached his team for the final game, with John Forslund doing the play-by-play. I think the accessibility of the Canes players within the community is one of things that has made me such a dedicated Caniac.

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User Blog

SEDiv Weekend Update: Playing for Pride

Written off in February, the Capitals seem poised to return to the playoffs as Southeast Division Champions. Winnipeg's chances are dwindling, but still alive. For the other three clubs and their fans, this is not the season they were looking for.

SEDiv Weekend Update: Ovechkin takes control

The Capitals and Ovechkin are peaking at the right time as they look to solidify their grip on the Southeast. Will the Jets find the consistency to challenge?

3 Q's with Litter Box Cats

With the Panthers closing in on the 1st overall pick, we asked 3 forward looking questions of LitterBox Cats' Alex Calloway. Who's Tallon likely to select, will Jovanovski return next year? Which prospects in the pipeline hold the most promise?

SEDiv Weekend Update: Clear as Mud

While the top teams in the Atlantic and Northeast build impressive leads, the Southeast Division title remains a dogfight. The Jets and Canes are battling for every point, while the Capitals continue their push to sneak in to the playoff mix.

3 Q's with In Lou We Trust

Henrik Lundqvist may be the "king", but Marty Brodeur is the legend. He's back from injury, and will start tonight. Now, how do the Devils get through Kovalchuk's injury, plus thoughts on Peter DeBoer in his 2nd year and Jon Merrill's new contract.

SEDiv Weekend Update: Up For Grabs

The Southeast Division is there for the taking if there's a team that can figure out how to play and win consistently.

Three Q's with Senators' blog Silver Seven

We asked 3 questions of Peter Raaymakers of Senators blog Silver Seven to get his take on what makes Paul MacLean so good, when Spezza and Anderson might return to action, and how Sens fans are so very different from those in Toronto and Montreal.

3 Q's with Pension Plan Puppets

It's been a month since the Lightning and the Maple Leafs last played each other in Tampa. Things have changed for the Leafs, who are sliding in the standings in the East.We check in with Pension...

Justin Faulk c. 1994


All the best wishes on the occasion of his 21st Birthday to Justin Faulk, shown above in his sloppy mouth toddler stage. Photo courtesy of his cousin, Jamie S.

SE Division Weekend Update: Jets soar

The Jets convert 3 wins this week into the 3rd seed in the East while the Canes' pair of losses drop them to 8th. Meanwhile the Lightning may be forced to concede the season, as the Capitals face a similar future. In Sunrise, yet another big injury.

3 Qs with Lighthouse Hockey

With the Lightning facing off against the New York Islanders tonight, it's time to check in with Islanders blog Lighthouse Hockey regarding the future of the franchise in goal, on the ice, an

Three Q's with Panthers' blog LitterBox Cats

We asked Donny Rivette, of SBNation's Litter Box Cats, about the fabulous Jonathan Huberdeau, the impact of the disappointing season on the momentum from last year's success, plus his take on the Panthers playing in the new Central Division.

SEDiv Weekend Update: Canes tops at mid-season

The Canes continue their winning ways, and the Jets continue to push through. Meanwhile, both the Caps and Lightning struggle to find consistency and confidence to give them traction in the standings. Florida's injury woes continued.

3 Q's with Arctic Ice Hockey

We catch up with SB Nation's Jets 2.0 blog, asking about the franchise, Evander Kane, and the defensive corps.

3 Q's with New Jersey Devils blog In Lou We Trust

The New Jersey Devils are in the midst of their own slump, standing winless in their past five games. John Fischer from In Lou We Trust sheds some light on the recent Devils troubles... And they are not all related to the absence of Martin Brodeur i

SEDiv Weekend Update: Battling for the top spot

As we approach the midpoint of the season, the standings in the Southeast Division are far from settled. The way it's going, the Divisional winner may be the only team playing in May, and with the third seed in the East.

3 Qs with Rangers blog "Blueshirt Banter"

From blog editor Joe Fortunato, injury updates and tonight's lineup, young players ready to step up, and which Atlantic Division teams will get back into the playoffs this year

SEDiv Weekend Update: Bolts #1 as Canes drop 3

The Lightning recaptured the top spot in the Southeast this week as the Hurricanes crumbled with three straight losses. The Capitals and Jets show they are not ready to quit, while the Cats languish. Plus a look at playoff odds and the week ahead.

3 Qs with Penguins blog "PensBurgh"

From blog editor "Hooks Orpik", the Pens without Geno, whether Vokoun is a good addition and looking at Bylsma's job security.

3 Qs with Hurricanes blog "Canes Country"

From blog editor Brian LeBlanc: how's Kirk Muller doing, whether Semin is a keeper, and why Justin Faulk is good at hockey.

3 Qs with Bruins Blog "Stanley Cup of Chowder"

From Sarah Connors: how the Northeast Division race is sorting itself out, that ridiculous top line Julien has, and who's the biggest surprise of the team at the quarter pole?

3 Q's with Leafs' blog Pension Plan Puppets

From PPP, insight on who's filling the voids caused by injuries, leadership in the room and on camera, and :gasp: trade deadline moves from Nonis, if there's a playoff run a month from now in Toronto.

SEDiv Weekend Update: Caps win 3, Canes at the top

The Hurricanes return victorious from a grueling road trip at the top of the Southeast, while the Capitals get three wins. The Jets, Cats and Bolts all struggled to earn points. Meanwhile key defensemen are dropping like flies.

3 Q's with Caps blog Japers' Rink

From Becca H, her view on whether the Caps have hit bottom, how Caps fans are dealing with it, and the best possible outcome for the '13 season.

3 Qs with Habs Blog "Eyes on the Prize"

From Andrew Berkshire, his read on expectations for the Habs this season, the longer horizon with Price and Subban, plus Realignment with Florida.

SEDiv Weekend Update: Canes gain as Lightning Lose

With three of the teams on the road all week, the Lightning have lost 3 straight but still hang on to the top spot in the Division, while the Canes move into second with three gutsy performances from Cam Ward.

3 Qs with Rangers Blog "Blueshirt Banter"

From Joe Fortunato, talking about the Rangers struggles for consistency ten games in, why they won the Rupp trade, and measuring success without hype.

3 Qs with Bruins Blog "Stanley Cup of Chowder"

From Sarah Connors, answers to how the Bruins might use the cap space coming from the Tim Thomas trade, loathing of owner/CBA villain Jeremy Jacobs, and why Dougie Hamilton may be the key to the Bruins' future.

3 Questions with Devils blog "In Lou We Trust"

No one knows the Devils like John Fischer at In Lou We Trust. What does he have to say about the loss of Zach Parise and Larry Robinson, whether Clarkson is better than Kovalchuk, and what it means that the Devils are kind of old?

SEDiv Weekend Update: Bolts setting the standard

Only one team in the SE has established any momentum this season, as the Bolts looks to run away with the division in the early going. Plus a look at the week ahead, where roadtrips might determine the course for 3 Southern teams' seasons. .

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