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Carolyn Christians

  • joined Apr 18, 2009
  • last login Aug 26, 2014
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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

Jets at Canes: Climbing up from the Cellar

15

The 13th and 14th ranked teams go head-to-head and look to gain some traction in the standings.

Clicks and Clippings: Transition game

62

A two game win streak sure helps the mood around this place. Video links of Skinner, Cole, Lowe and more.

Hurricanes recall Brett Sutter from Charlotte; Re-assign Zac Dalpe, Zach Boychuk to AHL

24

Exchanging offensive upside for a hard checking grinder for the game in Philadelphia tonight

Toronto at Carolina: Canes looking for offense in another "Mo Must Win" game

40

It will be Cam Ward back in goal as the Canes looks to break the streak of 135 minutes without a goal scored.

Clicks and Clippings: The beat goes on

96

But nothing happening today says Rutherford. All the latest links.

Clicks and Clippings: Something's gotta give

169

The pressure on the Hurricanes to win increases daily with this month's heavy schedule.

Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes: Game Day Preview

39

It's Jeff Skinner's 100th game and his first bobble-head night, as Peter Laviolette's Flyers are in town with Giroux and Jagr leading the Philly team on the scoresheet this season.

Clicks and Clippings: What now?

183

Three losses in a row, with 5 tough games ahead. Links and clippings for your Wednesday afternoon

Carolina Hurricanes at NJ Devils: Changing Momentum

51

Will a change of scenery help change the energy the Canes bring tonight?

Clicks and Clippings: Knock, knock. No Jokinen.

32

Which forward prospect will step up and fill the void in November?

N&O reports Jokinen out 3-4 weeks, Drayson Bowman recalled

48

Center Jussi Jokinen suffered a lower body injury last night.

Lightning at Hurricanes: Carolina looking for first SE Division Win

43

The Carolina Hurricanes lineups and links in the Gameday preview

Clicks and Clippings: 3-3-3

65

The usual fare of links and Canes news.

Hurricanes vs Senators: Righting the ship

43

Zach Boychuk is recalled from Charlotte to fill in for Anthony Stewart as the Canes work to regain the momentum lost over the weekend.

Clicks and Clippings: Boys are back in town

14

After 6 of the first 8 games were played on the road, it's now time to take advantage of home ice.

Carolina at Winnipeg: It's a Southeast Match-up in Manitoba

16

The Canes conclude their 4 game road trip tonight, aiming to bring their points total to 7 out of 8. No word on who will start in goal.

Carolina Hurricanes at the St. Louis Blues: Going for Four

33

The Canes face the St Louis Blues tonight, going for their 4th win in a row. Game Preview and links.

Hurricanes sign Victor Rask to Entry Level Contract

21

The 18 year old Swedish native was Carolina's 2nd round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft this past June.

Clicks and Clippings: Wide World of Sports

21

Ward's words from the postgame Tuesday carry worldwide and other notes and links about the Canes from St Louis and from elsewhere in the puckwebz.

Justin Faulk assigned to Charlotte Checkers

47

And now there are seven.

Hurricanes at Bruins: Cam Ward vs Tuukka Rask

74

Carolina looks to extend their 2-game win streak at the Garden tonight.

Clicks and Clippings: Fair, Weather, & Fans

26

It's that time of year again.

Hurricanes Recall Brett Sutter from Charlotte

50

With Dalpe out, Sutter42 will be on the plane to Boston this afternoon.

Report: Hurricanes set to return Ryan Murphy to Kitchener Rangers

21

From a late night tweet from the player himself, confirmed by TSN's Bob McKenzie and others. Nothing official from Hurricane's front office.

Clicks and Clippings: Here and gone

69

It's the last home game for awhile, as the Canes try to break through in the Win column early in the season.

Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils: Third time a charm?

79

At 0-1-1, will Game 3 of the 2011-12 season get the Canes in the win column? Today's matinee in Newark starts at 1pm ET.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes: 181 days in the making

45

Tonight's Game 1 is built on the bitterness of the loss in Game 82.

Clicks and Clippings: This is Game 1

8

Morning links to get you ready for Opening Night.

Clicks and Clipping: Mediapalooza 2011

24

All the links from this week's players making the rounds with local radio and TV, plus more roster news, season forecasts, and a request from Kitchener, Ontario to give them a click for a good cause.

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