CanesCast is the official podcast of the Carolina Hurricanes. Hosted by the voice of the team, Mike Maniscalco, and former Hurricane Shane Willis, CanesCast brings you the inside scoop with exclusive interviews, analysis and much more.

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Latest Episodes

Episode 286: Are You Ready For The Summer?

Shane and Mike put a bow on the season by looking back on the playoff run, discussing Rod Brind'Amour's new contract extension, and the recent changes to the Canes' front office. Plus, of course, they take your questions.

May 30, 2024

Episode 285: Harness The Good, Block Out The Bad

The Canes were down 3-0 in the second round, but now have momentum on their side. How did we get there? Shane and Mike get into why it shouldn't be a surprise and why the Canes don't let the circumstances bother them.

May 15, 2024

Episode 284: Something Yogi Berra Said...

After two games in the second round, the Canes have some work to do. Shane and Mike go over what's been good, what's not been good, and why it takes four games to win a series.

May 8, 2024

Episode 283: Manhattan Project

Shane and Mike recap the series victory over the Islanders, look ahead to Round 2, what needs to happen, what advantages there are, and what kind of environment to expect in both buildings.

May 2, 2024

Episode 282: Comeback Sauce

The Canes have a 2-0 series lead over the Islanders.  Shane and Mike discuss what a comeback win can do for a team in a seven-game series and they answer your questions.

Apr. 24, 2024

Episode 281: And Now This...

A first-round matchup against the Islanders awaits. Who and what will be the keys? Shane and Mike discuss, and also look back on the 82 games that were.

Apr. 18, 2024

Episode 280: What Goes Around Comes Back Around

Another Svechnikov lacrosse goal? Another Svechnikov lacrosse goal. That, plus a discussion of Seth Jarvis reaching the 30-goal mark as Scott Burnside joins the show. The fellas also get into the season thus far, how the Canes changed the perception around the league under Rod Brind'Amour, and more.

Apr. 10, 2024

Episode 279: Peak Performance

Are the Canes at their best as they close in on the playoffs? The fellas try and answer that, plus elaborate on how hard it is to make the postseason six years in a row.

Apr. 2, 2024

Episode 278: Single Digits

We're in the final stretch of the regular season.  How do the analytics say a team played well, but the team still lost?  Plus, a reminder that the people who play the game are human.

Mar. 27, 2024

Episode 277: Immediate Returns

Shane and Mike discuss the trade deadline and what the Canes did with it now that it's come and gone. Plus, the two chew over the importance of home ice advantage, and of course, they get to your questions.

Mar. 13, 2024

Episode 276: Chemistry Test

Friday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Shane and Mike go over what the next few days are like for both players and teams and how a break in the schedule was good for the Canes given their upcoming schedule. Plus, they answer your questions, of course.

Mar. 7, 2024

Episode 275: Spencer For Hire

The Canes are on a heck of a run as of late. Spencer Martin has made a significant impact since joining the club, but what does that mean for the goaltending situation as a whole? Plus, the two discuss how balance has played an important role in the team's scoring.

Feb. 20, 2024

Episode 274: Dashing To The Finish Line

The All-Star break is in the rear-view and now the sprint to the end of the regular season is underway. The Canes are going to need everybody, so how valuable are contributions up and down the lineup, as opposed to having just one line? Shane and Mike also look at the current playoff format versus a change, and the two also examine questions from you about the March 8 trade deadline.

Feb. 7, 2024

Episode 273: Mother's Days

The Canes Moms got to witness their boys pick up two important wins over the last two days. Shane and Mike discuss the importance of an in-season event like this, before going on to discuss Spencer Martin and Sebastian Aho's chance to jump to league superstar at next week's All-Star festivities.

Jan. 26, 2024

Episode 272: Halfway There

The Canes have passed the midway point of the regular season.  How do the guys stay ready for the grind of all 82 games?  How will they stay sharp through the All-Star break?  For those questions, the guys bring in Strength & Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston.  The guys also discuss what they've liked about the first half and the value of leadership in the locker room.

Jan. 18, 2024

Episode 271: The Home Show

The Canes are finally home for a while after spending the majority of the start of their season on the road. How beneficial is that and what's allowed Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov so hot? Plus, the guys talk Pyotr Kochektov and Monday's upcoming Hall of Fame game.

Jan. 10, 2024

Episode 270: Holiday Specials

Why are the special teams red-hot all of a sudden? Can Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov keep this current pace going? Shane and Mike answer those, plus discuss the physical play around the league. And, as always, they take your questions.

Jan. 3, 2024

Episode 269: Not So Naughty & Kinda Nice

Fresh off of a complete win over Vegas, the Canes have points in five straight games. What's been working? What's going on when things look like they aren't working? The guys answer those, plus take a look at the goaltending situation.

Dec. 20, 2023

Episode 268: No Jive Turkeys

There have been challenges for the Canes to start the season, but what's been going right? Shane and Mike discuss that as well as assess if there are any legitimate concerns as the team closes in on the quarter mark of the season.

Nov. 21, 2023

Episode 267: About Last Night

The Canes are 9-7 through 16 games. Why? Shane and Mike break down Wednesday's loss to Philadelphia, respond to your panic-filled questions, and ask, how much pumpkin pie is too much?

Nov. 16, 2023

Episode 266: Bonus Hockey

Why have the Canes been so good in overtime? What is it that makes Sebastian Aho and Martin Necas so dynamic during three-on-three play? The guys answer those, plus look at the goaltending situation with Frederik Andersen out of the picture.

Nov. 8, 2023

Episode 265: Nothing To Be Scared About

The Canes are winners of three in a row! Shane and Mike discuss, as well as how the return of Andrei Svechnikov has played a role in that. Plus, the guys get into the serious issues of gambling in the NHL and the recent tragic loss of Adam Johnson.

Oct. 31, 2023

Episode 264: The Long & Short of the Road

Mike is finally back in Raleigh and there's lots to discuss. He and Shane chat about the start to the team's season, Justin Williams being this year's inductee into the team's Hall of Fame, and of course, tackle your questions.

Oct. 25, 2023

Episode 263: Here We Go Again

Hanna Yates joins Shane and Mike as the trio gets you set for Opening Night! In addition to the season ahead, they discuss what really goes on behind the scenes of each broadcast, and plus, they get to your questions.

Oct. 10, 2023

Episode 262: Fantasy & Reality

The preseason is just about over, what have we learned? Shane and Mike answer that, plus delve into specifics about the power play. Why doesn't the quarterback always have to have the ball? Plus, of course, they get to your questions.

Oct. 4, 2023

Episode 261: Coming Attractions

Should Jordan Staal get more consideration for the Selke Trophy? Shane and Mike discuss and also dive into preseason thus far, including the special moment that was Rod Brind'Amour versus Skyler Brind'Amour at PNC Arena.

Sep. 29, 2023

Episode 260: Camping Tales

Shane and Mike are back to discuss the first few days or training camp!  The fellas chat about the differences between young players and established players this time of year, plus, why you shouldn't worry about Carolina not having an American Hockey League affiliate this season.

Sep. 22, 2023

Episode 259: Metro, Rules!

The guys examine the offseason of the other teams in the Metropolitan Division, and what that means for the Canes.  On top of that, they open the rule book, taking a look at questions you asked regarding what you'd like to see changed or wiped off the books completely.

Sep. 6, 2023

Episode 258: How To Beat The Heat

Offseason moves, the newcomers mindset, and why the system is built for 82 games and beyond. Shane and Mike discuss those items, plus, of course, answer your questions...

Aug. 30, 2022

Episode 257: A Good Bet

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston joins the guys to talk about the offseason and how players are preparing for the year ahead. The crew also talks about the raised expectations for the Canes, being the odds-on favorite and why it's a validation of where the organization is.

Aug. 10, 2023

Episode 256: Fish Market

Shane and Mike talk about the value of Sebastian Aho, his new deal, and what it means for the Hurricanes. Plus, the guys talk about the return of Tony DeAngelo and why this move is a fit for the team.

Jul. 27, 2023

Episode 255: Adding Some Spice

The Canes landed Dmitry Orlov and Michael Bunting on the first day of free agency. How do they fit? What are they bringing to the team? The guys also chat about the returning players, why it pays for teams to wait announce signings until they're officially complete, and when it's the right time to be feisty.

Jul. 7, 2023

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