Carolyn Christians

  • joined Apr 18, 2009
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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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SEDiv Weekend Update: Bolts up, Caps down


The Tampa Bay Lightning have taken the early lead in the Southeast Division standings, while last year's Champs and this year's favorites are floundering. Meanwhile, Winnipeg and Carolina are...

Bolts at Canes: Game Day Preview


The Lightning (1-1) are playing their 3rd in 4 days, as a rested, humbled, and angry Carolina crew (0-1) looks to post their first W. How close are the Southeast Division rivals to finding their A...

Southeast Division - One game in


A quick look around the Southeast Division for signs of rust and glory as the 2013 NHL season gets off to a rousing start. Plus, the week ahead.

2013 SE Division preview capsule

A refresher on who, where, and when as the new hockey season unfolds in a hurry. Because last April was a really long time ago.

From the Penguin's Joe Vitale's twitter feed today. He's in Haiti with Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke...


From the Penguin's Joe Vitale's twitter feed today. He's in Haiti with Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke this week for a humanitarian cause related to an orphanage there. I believe Matt Cooke was the organizer. Guess you can get Penguins #11 jerseys pretty cheap these days.

Canes at Preds: Keeping the effort going on the road


Patrick Dwyer is back tonight, and Drayson Bowman was reassigned to Charlotte. The Canes are looking to build on the momentum from last night to see if they can win one on the road in Nashville.

Clicks and Clippings: Muller mixing it up


Brett Sutter gets the call for tomorrow's game vs Buffalo. Shake up of lines at practice as Muller looks to re-energize the lineup.

Isles at Canes: Home Ice Advantage


Canes have won 4 of last 5 at home, and have 3 of next four games at the RBC Center. They seem to be finding confidence and their winning ways under Kirk Muller.

Canes at Bolts: Down by the Bay


The Canes close out 2011 with a 5pm start vs their SE Div rivals in Tampa Bay


Senators at Hurricanes: Live Game Thread

Will Christmas come early to Kirk Muller and his crew?

Sens at Canes: Game Day Preview


Muller looking for 20 guys working 60 minutes to get back in the win column

Hurricanes at Panthers: Muller & Co looking for back-to-back wins


Game time in Sunrise is 5pm, but will not be broadcast on local TV in NC.

Clicks and Clippings: Concussions hit Carolina hard


More bad news for the Hurricanes today + Muller reviews and news on prospects for the future.

Canes at Leafs: Uncertainty and expectations


Kirk Muller's Canes working to define their game.

Hurricanes recall Bowman, Skinner out with undisclosed injury


The Hurricanes next game is not until Tuesday, in Toronto.

Shanabanned: Andy Sutton Suspended 8 Games


Includes Shanahan's video plus a link to Kirk Muller's video segment on HNIC from Toronto earlier this afternoon.

Hurricanes at Jets: Better every day


It's an 8:30pm start, Spacek expected to be in the lineup.

N&O: Canes trade Tomas Kaberle to Canadiens


Per Chip Alexander, Canes trade Kaberle to Canadiens getting 37 yr old Dman Jaroslav Spacek in return.

Clicks and Clippings: Game pucks, Headshots and Half-price pizza


Links, clippings, videos and your pizza discount code!

Carolina at Edmonton: Kirk Muller still looking for that elusive First "W"


Gametime 9:30ET, what's Muller got planned tonight?

Bettman: Four Conference NHL approved by Governors today


Radical Realignment: What this means for the Hurricanes, with map, links.

Clicks and Clippings: Canes' Canadian Roadie


Links, video, and holiday cheer!

NHL Realignment could mean big changes for Carolina Hurricanes


Take a look at the four-division proposal they'll be voting on this week at the Winter Meetings. And then vote in the poll.

Report: John MacLean is new Assistant Coach in Carolina


Ken Daneyko, longtime friend of Kirk Muller from their time as teammates in New Jersey, and regular on NHL Live, just tweeted this: Side note after big Anaheim news,looks like long time friend John Maclean joining his buddy Kirk Muller in Carolina as assistant coach. MacLean was the head coach for the Devils early last season before he was fired in December 2010.

Clicks and Clippings: Muller time


Today's bevy of links with Hockeymom's uptempo ★★★★★ system to help you get through! Inc Radio spots w/Rutherford and Muller from today.

Florida at Carolina: Muller takes the helm


No time to ponder as the Panthers are in town. Practice notes and pictures from the first game day skate with new coach Kirk Muller.

Clicks and Clippings: "Get to know Coach Kirk Muller" edition


Plenty of links from today and from over the last year to help you get a sense of what kind of coach is taking the reins in Raleigh.

Hurricanes Make it Official: Kirk Muller is the Next Coach


  The official announcement on the new head coach was released at noon today. RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today...

Washington Capitals fire Bruce Boudreau, hire Dale Hunter


From NHL.com: The Washington Capitals fired coach Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with former Capitals captain Dale Hunter on Monday. Hunter had been coach of the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, and will make his debut behind the Washington bench Tuesday, when the Capitals face the St. Louis Blues to open a three-game homestand.

Hurricanes at Senators: Cam Ward to start 5th game in 8 days


It's Dad's weekend for the Canes: will their boys make 'em proud? The Hurricanes at Senators starts at 5pm.

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