I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you, our readers. As of this week I will be the new Cardiac Cane site editor. I know in the past there have been a lot of writers coming and going, but I can assure you I am here to stay. I have a lot of great ideas for this site and plan to bring you the most up-to-date coverage we can get.
To start, we’ve established a brand new Twitter handle (@CardiacCane) so we can gain some feedback from you, our readers and do some live-tweeting of games to keep you in the know of your Carolina Hurricanes. Currently we are trying to regain access to the Cardiac Cane Facebook Page, and are trying our best to get a page up and running soon.
Along with covering the Carolina Hurricanes you can expect coverage on their farm team the Charlotte Checkers as well. In order to truly call yourself a fan you have to know about the future of your team as well as your current roster. Of course while we are in the lockout, along with CBA coverage from John as he’s been covering lately, we’ll provide you with European updates on where your Hurricanes are now. If they aren’t overseas, we’ll try to hunt them down and figure out what they’re doing to stay in shape and be ready for if and when there is a season.
Now that you know the game plan of the site, I’ll elaborate a little on who I am and how I came to be your new site editor. First of all, my name is Stephanni Phillips and I have been a lifelong hockey fan since 1994-1995 season. For those true fans you realize that this was the year of Bettman’s first lockout so you’re wondering, how could I become a fan then. The answer is simple, AHL. At this point in time I was only four years old, just barely tall enough to see over the boards during practice. I could have cared less what team was playing, but my love for the sport began with the Portland Pirates. Through their organization I was able to meet some pretty phenomenal people from players to photographers, people I still call my friends today. In meeting these people I was able to develop as a hockey fan and become more diverse over the years, a lot of credit going to Nolan Baumgartner. If it weren’t for his trades, I wouldn’t have the slightest inkling of the Dallas Stars or care the slightest about the Vancouver Canucks organization. However, in following his success I have come to watch various teams around both the minor and national leagues and deduct my favorites from there.
First and foremost I have to call myself a Boston Bruins fan, however in recent years I can say that I have adopted the Carolina Hurricanes. Cam Ward is an amazing goaltender that doesn’t get enough credit and Jeff Skinner gives Tyler Seguin a run for his money. Not only that, but the Hurricanes have acquired defensemen from Boston as well and I can’t leave the former black and gold members out to dry (Kaberle and Corvo). My curiosity is also piqued this year with the signing of Jordan Staal after he turned down a ten-year offer with the Penguins.
As you see I am no stranger to the game and understand it better than most females my age. I eat, sleep and breathe hockey, it’s a sport I believe you can never truly get enough of. Along with writing for FanSided I am the co-founder of A Cup A Bruin on Aerys Sports, a site dedicated to the Boston Bruins. You can find me on Twitter(@brooksiebruin19) as well as Facebook, and if you ever have any suggestions or feedback, please feel free to e-mail us here at [email protected]
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! #GoHurricanes