CanesCast is the official podcast of the Carolina Hurricanes. Hosted by TV and Web Host Mike Maniscalco and Senior Editor Michael Smith, CanesCast brings you the inside scoop on the Hurricanes with exclusive interviews, analysis and much more.
With three straight wins to cap a five-game road trip, the Canes are coming home happy. Perhaps no one is happier, though, than Steven Lorentz, who netted his first NHL goal - the game winner, no less - on Tuesday night in Nashville. Lorentz follows up a banner night with a banner appearance on the podcast to discuss his journey to the NHL, the feeling of scoring his first goal and what it means to be a Hurricane.
March 3, 2021
Amplifying Black Voices: Nigel Wheeler
Nigel Wheeler is the General Counsel for the Carolina Hurricanes. Wheeler recounts his winding career path into the sports industry that began in broadcast journalism, transitioned into a touring band, steered into law and landed in hockey. Wheeler comments on the importance of Black representation, explores how hockey can grow in the Black community and explains the strategic reason behind being a one-car family.
One year after that magical night in Toronto, we reconnect with EBUG extraordinaire and Canes legend David Ayres. Ayres updates us on what life has been like in the last year, recounts some favorite memories from the night and the whirlwind that followed and teases a Disney film in the works. Then, Mike and Michael answer your voicemails.
Larry Perkins is the Vice President of Guest Relations and an Assistant General Manager for PNC Arena. Perkins chronicles his humble beginnings in rural North Carolina, his journey to New York City with only $1.72 to his name and his path to leadership today. Perkins also explores how he's experienced racism and explains why he wears a suit every day.
After making his debut with the Canes, New Guy Cedric Paquette joins the podcast to discuss his long journey to Raleigh, his role with his new team and, of course, his dog, Moka. Mike and Michael break down the last week of action and analyze the moves the team made. Then, we close it out with your voicemails.
Brock McGinn, who's riding a three-game goal scoring streak, joins the podcast to discuss his recent success in an elevated role, his assessment of the Canes through the first 10 games and how road life differs from seasons past. Plus, Mike and Michael touch on the last three games, opine on controversial calls and answer your voicemails.
The Canes have won five straight games and have started 6-1-0 for the second season in a row. Mike and Michael analyze the team's success and explain how the Canes were able to thrive even with a depleted lineup. Then, we round out the pod with your voicemails.
The Canes returned to the ice this week, but how did they stay sharp last week? Let's ask strength and conditioning coach Bill Burniston, who details the team's high level of engagement, how they're safeguard for the challenges of a busy schedule ahead and much more, all while he's coming to us live from the Canes locker room. Plus, your voicemails!
An update on the Canes, who have had three games postponed due to five players currently on the NHL's COVID-19 Protocol list, essentially pausing the season. What does this all mean, and where do the Canes go from here? Mike and Michael provide some clarity before looking back on the first three games of the season.
With the start of the 2020-21 season just days away, the Canes held a Red-White scrimmage on Monday. Mike and Michael provide their analysis from the intrasquad match and chat with captain Jordan Staal about camp so far, his outlook for the season and why he thinks the team is ready to take the next step to become an elite contender. Plus, listener voicemails!
It's the first day of training camp and the season four premiere of CanesCast! Making his debut appearance on the show is defenseman Brett Pesce, who is also making his long-awaited return to the ice. He discusses his health, the road back and his excitement for the season ahead. Plus, Mike and Michael offer their astute takeaways from day one.
It's time to close the book on 2020. And then burn that book. And then launch that book into space. But in the midst of a challenging, tumultuous year, we learned a lot and take with us some lasting memories. Mike and Michael chat with Jamieson Rees, who just inked his entry-level contract, before answering some of your questions in the final podcast of the year.
The release of the Canes' 2020-21 regular season schedule capped a busy holiday week. Mike and Michael break down the unique nature of the 56-game slate, discuss expectations and offer predictions on lines, standings and more. Then, fresh off signing his entry-level contract, Seth Jarvis joins the show. Plus, your voicemails!
Santa came early this year with the news that the NHL's 2020-21 season will begin Jan. 13. How do the Canes stack up in the new Central Division? What will the regular season and playoffs look like? All that and more, including a chat with Sebastian Aho. Plus, find out if you're the lucky winner of beer for a year!
This Fan Appreciation Week, we hand the microphone to you. Listeners from around the States check in with their voicemails, questions and comments for the show. Mike and Michael talk World Juniors and the latest reports about the 2020-21 season. Plus, find out how you can win beer for a year!
Jordan Martinook is back for an extended Marty Minute in which we discuss his return to Raleigh, his brief coaching stint in Canada and how he's preparing for the upcoming season. Then, Mike and Michael dive into a handful of listener questions.
It's time for an update from Canes President and General Manager Don Waddell. What's the latest on the 2020-21 season? What about the Stadium Series? When will the team explore contract extensions for Rod Brind'Amour, Andrei Svechnikov and Dougie Hamilton? All that and more, plus a Thanksgiving debrief.
Even in 2020 there's much to be thankful for, including you, the fans, and this week, we've got a buffet of listener questions to feast on. Mike and Michael dive into them all and even return for seconds. Canes hockey, Thanksgiving food and more -- it's all on the plate. Enjoy!
It's a double dose of guests this week. Canes prospect Stelio Mattheos discusses what Hockey Fights Cancer means to him after his battle with testicular cancer. Then, Dr. Allison Lazard sheds light on her research work that strives to increase social support for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Plus, Mike and Michael give their thoughts on the league's new Reverse Retro jerseys.
Professional quarterback, North Carolina native and UNC great Marquise Williams joins the podcast to chat about his Canes fandom, the experience of sounding the warning siren and why he thinks Andrei Svechnikov is special. Speaking of Svechnikov, Mike and Michael opine about NHL Network's list of top 20 wingers. Plus, a tribute to Alex Trebek.
Fresh off inking a new two-year contract with the Canes, Haydn Fleury joins the pod to discuss his busy offseason, his growing on-ice confidence and his outlook for the team's future. Plus, Mike and Michael break down (and re-order) the NHL Network's list of top 20 defensemen right now.
What's Rod Brind'Amour been up to lately? Let's ask him! The Canes head coach discusses the offseason and more, including the addition of Jesper Fast, the lasting impact of Justin Williams and the status of the new practice facility. Plus, Mike and Michael answer listener questions!
Mike "Doc" Emrick announced his retirement following a 47-year career broadcasting professional hockey. Tripp Tracy and Mike Sundheim drop by the pod to offer their thoughts and stories from Emrick's legendary career. And, what advice did "Doc" give Mike Maniscalco? That, plus more free agency talk.
The newest member of the Canes, right-winger Jesper Fast, joins the podcast to talk about signing with the team, how his game fits into Rod Brind'Amour's system and why Swedish pizza is something he misses while in the States. Plus, Mike and Michael dissect the Canes' 2020 draft class and wish a special "thank you" to Justin Williams.
The Canes will be on the clock with the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Mike and Michael chat with Director of Player Personnel Darren Yorke to preview this year's unique, virtual event. Find out how the Canes' scouting staff approached the pause, what they learned from the NFL Draft and how different they expect this draft to be.
Mike and Michael chat with Pace Sagester, the Canes' director of communications and team services and a winner of the 2020 Dick Dillman Award, which annually honors the top public relations staff in each conference. Sagester speaks about what the award means for the Canes' PR crew, looks back on his journey in the league and recounts some tales from the road.
It's the 21st of September, and Mike and Michael are back to chat about the Stanley Cup Final, the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft and the start of free agency. Plus, what about the 2020-21 season? We break it all down on this week's CanesCast. Ba-dee-ya!
After months of speculation, the Canes have a new AHL affiliate: the Chicago Wolves. Mike and Michael dissect the ins and outs of the agreement before breaking down the trade that sent Joel Edmundson to Montreal. Plus, NHL Awards talk and listener questions!
Andrei Svechnikov makes his debut appearance on CanesCast to provide an update on his health, recap the postseason and share his excitement for lacrosse-style goals in NHL 21. Bill Burniston also joins the show to talk offseason workouts and more with his two favorite podcast hosts.
Mike and Michael take the pod down the road to R&D Brewing for some parting thoughts on the Canes' 2019-20 season, the playoffs and more. Plus, we welcome in award-winning brewmaster Ian VanGundy to discuss the process of creating Storm Brew, the new Isla hard seltzer flavors and what's next for R&D. Cheers!
The Canes are back in Raleigh after departing the Toronto bubble. What did we learn in their First Round match-up against the Boston Bruins? How can they take the next step heading into the 2020-21 season? Mike and Michael answer those questions, plus many, many more.
After a week's layoff, the Canes will get back into playoff action in the First Round against the Boston Bruins. Mike and Michael preview the series and analyze how the two teams stack up a year after meeting in the Conference Final. Plus, listener questions and more tales from the bubble!
Brooms are out after the Canes swept their Cup Qualifier series against the New York Rangers in three games. We analyze each game of the series and break down the difference makers. Plus, Michael details more on life inside the Toronto bubble, while Mike explains the phrase "Dear Gussy."
CanesCast, the technological marvel it is, has crossed borders! Michael, who is with the Canes in Toronto, gives the inside scoop on bubble life. Meanwhile, Mike is back in Raleigh preparing to call live hockey games very, very soon. What can the Canes get out of their exhibition game, and how do they match up against the Rangers?
Surprise! It's a bonus episode of the pod, a special Friday Q&A edition. You've got questions, and we've got answers. Mike and Michael tackle everything from training camp to Dougie Hamilton's status to the playoffs to names of snakes and so much more.
And we're back! After four months away, Mike and Michael have a lot to chat about on this episode of CanesCast. Return to play, hub cities, training camp, qualifiers, playoffs. We break it all down and look ahead to what should be an exciting postseason for the Canes and the NHL.
John Forslund is healthy and free from quarantine, and he joins the pod for an extended chat about his two weeks in isolation, his perspective on the pause and his prognosis for the months ahead. Mike and Michael then gab with Alexa, examine Leonardo DiCaprio's filmography and answer listener questions.
It's a double dose of guests on this week's episode of the pod! First up is an extended Marty Minute with Jordan Martinook, who checks in from Canada and chats about how he's been keeping busy. Then, we hear from Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston on how he's developed individual workout programs during the pause.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Hockey League has paused the 2019-20 season. What does that mean? How are the Hurricanes affected? Where do we go from here? President and General Manager Don Waddell joins Mike and Michael to offer as much clarity as possible on a fluid and unprecedented situation.
While the Canes are in the midst of a five-game road trip, television analyst Tripp Tracy joins Mike and Michael to chat about his hockey career, his parents' influence and his approach to broadcasting. Tripp details his go-to Taco Bell order and recounts some seemingly too-good-to-be-true celebrity encounters.
It's the calm before the storm for the Canes, who have a frantic March schedule ahead. Mike and Michael preview the upcoming road trip and are joined on the pod by NHL.com writer Mike Morreale, who offers his perspective on the Canes and how they stack up in the ultra-competitive Metropolitan Division down the stretch. Plus, listener questions!
Get ready! It's an action-packed episode of the pod. Canes legend Dave Ayres, who made memories to last a lifetime in his unlikely NHL debut, swings by to discuss his whirlwind experience. Plus, Vice President of Hockey Operations Paul Krepelka breaks down the ins and outs of a busy trade deadline day at 1400 Edwards Mill Road.
It was definitely a Nashville party for the Canes and their moms. Alyssa Pesce and Denise Williams join the podcast to chat everything Moms' Trip, from meeting new moms to sharing a unique experience with their sons. Plus, we're taking it outside. Mike and Michael weigh in on the big news of the week that the Canes will host a Stadium Series outdoor game in February 2021.
The Hurricanes are back in Raleigh after a four-game road trip, and Mike and Michael bring you a midweek special of the pod to recap it all, from two come-from-behind wins to analyzing how the team can improve its starts. We crack open some Storm Brews to answer listener questions and taste test a few Scottish delicacies.
It's a Super Monday edition of the pod with the Canes back in action after an extended break. Mike and Michael have returned from vacation to dissect the two games since, look ahead to a four-game road trip and answer your questions. Crispy!
Hurricanes Girls' and Women's Youth and Amateur Hockey Specialist Alyssa Gagliardi sits down with Mike and Michael to chat about her new role with the team, her hockey playing career and the road ahead for a professional women's hockey league. Gagliardi describes her playing style, looks to Billie Jean King for inspiration and weighs in on donuts.
Jaccob Slavin makes his first podcast appearance to chat about his first (and well-deserved) NHL All-Star selection. Mike and Michael crack open some Storm Brews to analyze the ramifications of Dougie Hamilton's injury, discuss the triumphant return of Justin Williams and answer your questions. Plus, it's our spoiler-filled review of "The Rise of Skywalker."
Justin Williams is back with the Hurricanes and back on the podcast. In an extended interview, the three-time Stanley Cup champion discusses how he stayed busy away from the rink, what factored into his decision to return, how he enjoyed life as a fan and much more. Mike and Michael then dive into what Williams' return means for the Canes in the second half of the season.
The Hurricanes had five prospects participating in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, and Director of Player Personnel Darren Yorke checks in with his impressions after returning from the tournament in Czech Republic. Mike and Michael recap the last week in Canes hockey and offer their mid-season assessments. Plus, listener questions!
Hey now, Dougie Hamilton is an All Star, and he joins the podcast to chat about being named to the Metropolitan Division All-Star squad. Mike and Michael reminisce on the year and decade that was for the Hurricanes. Plus, listener questions!
The Canes put together a historic road trip, capturing nine of a possible 10 points on their five-game trek for the first time in franchise history. Mike and Michael were along for the ride and break it all down. Plus, Elf on the Shelf Sebastian Aho joins the podcast, and Jordan Martinook is back with a fresh Marty Minute.
Hurricanes Vice President of Hockey Operations Paul Krepelka sits down to chat with Mike and Michael about his playing days, his time as an agent and his subsequent transition to team management. Krepelka recounts Jordan Staal's wedding day, shares deep thoughts with Maniscalco and pitches new charity ideas.
The Hurricanes won two big games at home before they embark on a five-game road trip to Western Canada and Colorado. Mike and Michael run through it all and answer listener questions. Plus, with National Lager Day on Tuesday, Dec. 10, we've got something brewing.
The Hurricanes charged into the last month of the calendar year with a rebound win in Tampa on Saturday. Mike and Michael recap the Thanksgiving week of games before taking on Big Cereal and chatting about food and entertainment in New York.
Time to feast! On episode 113 of CanesCast, there's much to give thanks about. Mike and Michael explore how the Hurricanes reached the 15-win mark before Thanksgiving. What should the team be thankful for? What are we thankful for? Plus, the return of the Marty Minute!
With wins in Buffalo, Minnesota and Chicago, the Canes swept a regular-season road trip of at least three games for the first time in franchise history, and we're feeling "milestone-y-ish," as head coach Rod Brind'Amour said. Mike and Michael recap the road trip and dive in to listener questions.
Jorge Alves - Marine, Canes equipment manager and NHL goaltender - joins episode 111 of the podcast. TV's Mike Maniscalco is back (for real!) with Michael to break down how the Canes halted their four-game skid with a dominant victory over Ottawa. Plus, listener questions!
On the heels of a four-game homestand, the Hurricanes spent their Sunday in Charlotte cheering on the Panthers. We've got tales from that excursion, plus Mike (doing well, by the way) and Michael recap the week on the ice. And how about that Star Wars trailer?
TV's Mike Maniscalco is on the road to recovery, and he returns to CanesCast to provide a post-surgery update and thank everyone for their well-wishes during the last two weeks. Mike and Michael then dive into the latest on the ice with the Canes.
It's time for the Canes to head west. What goes into coordinating the logistics for a three-game road trip through California? Vice President of Communications and Team Services Mike Sundheim joins the podcast to answer this question and pull back the curtain on his role with the team. Plus, Mike and Michael answer listener questions.
Three games. Three dramatic wins. And now, in episode 107 of CanesCast, three hosts! Shane Willis joins Mike and Michael to dissect how the Canes have jumped out to a 3-0-0 start for just the second time in franchise history.
As training camp ends, October begins and Opening Night approaches, John Forslund joins the podcast for an extended chat. Mike and Michael offer some bold predictions, and alternate captain Jordan Martinook drops in for another "Marty Minute." Plus, find out how you can win a pair of tickets to Opening Night!
Buckle up! It's a jam-packed episode of the podcast. The big news of the day was the trade that brought Joel Edmundson and Dominik Bokk to Raleigh and sent Justin Faulk to St. Louis. Canes President and General Manager Don Waddell offers his insight on that move, while Mike and Michael sit down with another new face, Erik Haula. Plus, another installment of the "Marty Minute."
We're throwing a true Marty Party on episode 104 of CanesCast, as Martin Necas sits down for a chat and the "Minute with Marty," featuring training camp thoughts with Jordan Martinook, returns. Plus, Mike and Michael break down what they've seen through the first four days of camp and look ahead to the preseason.
It's a three-for-one special on episode 103 of CanesCast, as Brock McGinn, Warren Foegele and Haydn Fleury all join the show from Media Day at PNC Arena. Plus, Mike and Michael recap the NHL Prospects Showcase and look ahead to the fast-approaching start of training camp.
As the calendar turns to September, we're another day closer to hockey. Mike and Michael come to you from Raleigh Center Ice, where a handful of Hurricanes are skating in preparation for training camp. Ryan Dzingel joins the podcast, and you asked for it -- it's the debut installment of the "Minute with Marty."
Hey. It's been a while. Too long, even. But CanesCast is back with episode 101! Mike and Michael discuss all that's happened in August, including a couple player moves, a renewed contract for Don Waddell, the debut of a fresh road uniform and more. Plus, find out if you're the lucky winner of a team-signed jersey.
It's the 100th episode of the podcast, and Mike and Michael celebrate with a behind-the-scenes broadcast, an exclusive giveaway and an interview with Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell, who talks Sebastian Aho, important offseason moves and much more. Plus, your listener questions are answered. CanesCast always keeps it 100.
Head Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett joins the podcast for a discussion on his background in sports medicine, his role with the Hurricanes and his philosophies on injury prevention and treatment. Mike and Michael then evaluate the re-signing of Brock McGinn and how that impacts the big club's growing depth chart.
With a handful of signings in the last week, the Hurricanes' roster continues to take shape, and some players have prime opportunities to grab larger roles. Mike and Michael opine on the Ryan Dzingel signing and more. Plus, rule changes? Sure, we've got a few ideas.
It's officially official. The Sebastian Aho offer sheet saga has ended. Mike and Michael break down both the literal and figurative fireworks from the long holiday weekend and field a healthy amount of listener questions. Is it too early to make 2019-20 predictions? Probably, but we give it a shot anyway.
It's the old 96er! Montreal tendered Sebastian Aho an offer sheet, and the Hurricanes responded less than 24 hours later with their intent to match it. A lot has been said and written and rumored in that time frame, and Mike and Michael sift through it all in attempt to provide some clarity to the entire situation. Plus, more free agency news and your questions.
Lots to get to on the 95th episode of CanesCast, including a busy and successful weekend at the 2019 NHL Draft for the Hurricanes, plus a couple of trades and the team's 2019-20 regular-season schedule. Mike and Michael break it all down and answer your burning questions.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be on the clock with the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Mike and Michael preview what should be a busy weekend in Vancouver for the Canes, who have a league-high 10 draft picks. Plus, more listener questions!
The Charlotte Checkers defeated the Chicago Wolves in five games to capture their first Calder Cup championship. Mike and Michael discuss the importance of the Checkers' success and its impact on the evolution of the Hurricanes' organizational culture. Plus, listener questions!
The Charlotte Checkers are in the Calder Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, and Michael returns from the Queen City to offer his impressions from Games 1 and 2. Mike dives into discussion of potential future Canes prospects with just a couple of weeks left until the 2019 NHL Draft. Plus, some tales from a week of summer concerts.
The offseason is upon the Hurricanes, and a busy summer is ahead. Mike and Michael break down storylines to watch unfold over the coming months. Plus, the organization's future is bright, as the Charlotte Checkers advance to face Chicago in the Calder Cup Finals.
A magical run came to an abrupt end for the Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final, but the memories created in the 2018-19 season won't soon be forgotten. Mike and Michael look back on a season to remember and analyze what the team needs to accomplish this summer in order to improve and do it all over again.
The Hurricanes find themselves in a spot they were not too long ago: down 2-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series. How are things different this time around? How can the Canes work their way back into the Eastern Conference Final? Mike and Michael tackle all of that and more in a second-effort podcast. Darn technology.
After a four-game Second Round series sweep of the Islanders, the Hurricanes await their Eastern Conference Final opponent. Will it be Boston or Columbus, and which would be more desirable? How will the time off affect the Canes? Mike and Michael provide the answers to those questions and many more in this week's episode of CanesCast.
The Hurricanes are pushing the mantra of "next man up" to its limits, but as injuries continue to deplete the roster, the team keeps winning playoff games. The Canes bring a 2-0 Second Round series lead back home, and Mike and Michael dissect why the team found success in Brooklyn and how it can continue at home. Plus, listener questions!
The Hurricanes are on to the Second Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Mike and Michael sit down for a quick podcast to recap a thrilling Game 7 and set the table for the first two games against the Islanders in Brooklyn. It's a short and sweet podcast, but even sweeter knowing the Canes are still in the dance.
The return of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Raleigh did not disappoint, as the Hurricanes scored their first win of the First Round with a 5-0 shutout victory over the Capitals. Mike and Michael recap the first three games of the best-of-seven slate and set the table for the next two, at least. Plus, oodles of listener questions!
Playoff hockey has finally returned to Raleigh, and the Carolina Hurricanes match up with the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Mike and Michael set the table for the First Round by recapping the four-game season series and outlining storylines to follow over the next couple of weeks. Plus, answers to plenty of fan questions!
Excitement is building as the Hurricanes draw closer to clinching a playoff spot. Jordan Staal joins the show to provide insight on the mood in the locker room and how he can feel the anticipation and fervor in the stands. Mike and Michael break down the previous five games and present what's at stake in the final two.
The Hurricanes captured eight of a possible 10 points during their five-game homestand. Mike and Michael provide their assessment of a busy week of hockey and look ahead to another action-packed segment of divisional opponents. And, fan questions! Boogie woogie, woogie.
The Hurricanes have been a dominant team in 2019, and Mike and Michael explain how the team's resiliency and ability to bounce back from a loss has been a big factor in the resurgence. Nino Niederreiter has also been a crucial piece, and he joins episode 81 of CanesCast to discuss his first two months with the Canes and what it will be like to face his former team.
In between goaltender interference and no goaltender interference, there's a whole lot of gray, and Mike and Michael dive head first into it in an attempt to explain the late-game confusion in Nashville and more. Plus, why the lopsided loss to Winnipeg is just a blip on the radar for this surging Canes team.
It's been a fun week of hockey for the Hurricanes. The team continues to find ways to win, whether it's in a dominant effort or a come-from-behind overtime thriller. Sunday's Alumni Game brought some familiar faces back to the ice, and Mike and Michael welcome to the podcast two former Canes: Aaron Ward and Tim Brent.
Great news! Mike and Michael weren't moved at the trade deadline, so it's time for episode 78 of CanesCast, which discusses a wild, busy day around the NHL. Why did the Canes stay relatively quiet, and why is that the smart move? Plus, a recap of the Mentors' Trip from two folks who were along for the ride.
The Canes are a bunch of jerks, apparently. Mike and Michael get behind the mics to set the record straight on the 77th episode of CanesCast. Why does this season feel different, and where does the team go from here? Plus, fan questions!
The Hurricanes are in the mix of the Eastern Conference playoff race thanks to a hot start on their season-long, five-game road trip. What has led to the success? What happened in New Jersey? How can the Canes continue to compile wins in February? Mike and Michael answer all of those questions and more.
Contributions from everyone. A full 60 minutes. One game at a time. They're cliches, but they're all true for the Hurricanes at a crucial juncture in the season. Mike and Michael preview the Canes' five-game road trip and look ahead to the final 30 games of the regular season.
Hey now, Sebastian Aho's an All-Star, and he's featured on the latest episode of CanesCast to discuss NHL All-Star Weekend in San Jose and more. It's an All-Star edition of the podcast, and Mike and Michael break it all down.
Having just put pen to paper on a five-year contract extension, Teuvo Teravainen joins CanesCast to give his thoughts on why he wanted to commit long-term to the Hurricanes and what he expects from the team in the near future. Plus, Mike and Michael break down the Nino Niederreiter trade and a bounce-back win in Edmonton in what was a busy week for the Canes.
The Hurricanes have won seven of their last eight games. They're rolling. What's different about this recent stretch? Mike and Michael dissect it all and answer some fan questions. Plus, Greg McKegg joins the podcast to discuss his role with the Canes and how he's been able to contribute.
Happy New Year! CanesCast is back in 2019 with a new, mid-week episode. Mike and Michael have much to discuss, including Whalers Night, a New Year's Eve victory over Philadelphia, what's hot and what's not, a look ahead to a road-heavy January and much more.
The Hurricanes are home for the holidays. After tossing the monkey off his back, Warren Foegele joins the podcast to discuss his goal against Arizona, his rookie season and much more. Plus, Mike and Michael dissect the last week in Canes-land and look ahead to the remainder of this five-game homestand.
Just days after scoring his first NHL goal in incredibly unique fashion, Clark Bishop joins episode 69 of CanesCast. Now back in Raleigh, Mike and Michael break down the week that was for the Canes on the road, which included a gritty win in Anaheim. Nice.
The 68th episode of CanesCast comes to you rinkside from Canes practice in El Segundo, California. Mike and Michael ponder how the team can create offense and dissect the waiver moves from late last week. Plus, John Forslund drops by to regale the pod with his encounter with a mascot. Make sure you listen to the end of this one. It gets weird.
Fresh off netting his first career hat trick on Friday, Jordan Martinook joins episode 67 of CanesCast to relive his performance and deliver an update on his "lip broom." Then, during practice at Raleigh Center Ice, Mike and Michael break down the good and not so good from the last week before the Canes fly off to Montreal.
Gather 'round the table for episode 66 of CanesCast, as Mike and Michael recap the weekend that was for the Canes after a four-day gap in between games. Plus, we've got another two copies of NHL 19 to gift to our loyal listeners. Then, a debate about Thanksgiving food puts a bow on this feast of a pod.
The Hurricanes are back in town for a season-long, six-game homestand. After recapping the back half of the Canes' road trip, Mike and Michael analyze the first two games of the homestand and assess the importance of the next four. Plus, listener questions!
Episode 64 of CanesCast comes to you on location in Las Vegas, where the Canes practiced before continuing their four-game road trip. What needs to happen in St. Louis and Chicago for the team to turn the trip around? Mike and Michael offer their thoughts and announce the two winners of NHL 19.
Scott Darling is back with the Hurricanes, and he joins episode 63 of CanesCast to discuss his return from injury and conditioning start in Charlotte. Mike and Michael also have to defend having fun, for some reason. Plus, we've got brand new copies of NHL 19 to give away to two lucky listeners. Find out how it can be you!
Fresh off a victory in Detroit, CanesCast is back to break down how the Canes ended their three-game skid and how they can carry the momentum through their upcoming three-game homestand. Plus, Mike and Michael provide some injury updates and answer a couple of listener questions.
The Canes are on the road again, and the life Mike and Michael love is making music with their friends. On episode 61 of the podcast: Sebastian Aho's hot start leads to him being named the NHL's third star of the week, plus thoughts on the road trip thus far and how the team can finish strong before heading back home.
We're three games into the 2018-19 regular season, and the Canes are having fun. So are Mike and Michael, who break down what's clicked and what needs improvement in the early going. Plus, listener questions. Fun!
October has finally arrived, which means the start of the regular season is just days away. Mike and Michael dissect what was the Hurricanes' best preseason in team history and make some predictions for the 82 games ahead that count. Listen to find out if you won tickets to Opening Night!
With two weeks of training camp in the books, CanesCast returns to break it all down. Mike and Michael provide their insight on the Canes' hot start in the preseason, and head coach Rod Brind'Amour joins the show. Plus, find out how you can win a pair of tickets to Opening Night!
On the second day of training camp, Mike and Michael welcome John Forslund back to CanesCast to get his insights on head coach Rod Brind'Amour, captain Justin Williams and expectations for the upcoming season. Plus, a final word on the NHL Prospect Tournament and early thoughts on camp.
It's the season two premiere of CanesCast! A trio of guests join the show this week: Victor Rask, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Brock McGinn. Plus, Mike and Michael break down the Jim Connors Media Cup and all media day goings on at PNC Arena.
The offseason is list season. Which team has the best prospects? Who are the top players in the league by position? Mike and Michael discuss and debate and make their case for Hurricanes representation. Then, it's vacation time. Talk to you in September!
Hurricanes Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston returns to CanesCast for a peek behind the offseason training curtain. How does he help shape summer training routines? What's he been up to in the gym with Scott Darling, Jaccob Slavin and others? Mike, Michael and Bill dive into this and much more.
What is the topic du jour on episode 53 of CanesCast? The Jeff Skinner trade, of course. You can't make this stuff up. Mike and Michael dissect all the ins and outs of the transaction. Plus, listener questions! And plenty of them.
It's been a summer of change for the Hurricanes. Mike and Michael discuss how the team has improved on paper and how that could translate on the ice. Plus, Calvin de Haan joins the show, and stick around for more travel tales from Mike, who saw the Foo Fighters perform live in Chicago.
In the Hurricanes week-and-a-half that was: Renovations are a go in the locker room, and the team filled out its coaching staff with the hiring of Dean Chynoweth. Mike and Michael break it all down in episode 51. Plus, Mike regales of his time over the weekend in Montreal.
CanesCast returns after the long 4th of July weekend, and there's much to discuss in episode 50. Mike and Michael offer some final thoughts on Prospects Development Camp, dissect the Hurricanes' free agent signings - headlined by Calvin de Haan - and answer listener questions.
It's the first-ever live edition of CanesCast, recorded at the Summerfest Celebration. Director of Defensemen Development Tim Gleason joins the podcast, and Mike and Michael break down the week that was at Prospects Development Camp.
The Hurricanes had a big weekend in Dallas at the 2018 NHL Draft, as they made the second overall selection and were involved in the weekend's biggest trade. Mike and Michael break it all down and answer plenty of listener questions. Plus, a big announcement!
The busiest period of the offseason is upon us. This week, the 2018-19 regular-season schedule will be released, the Hurricanes will unveil their new third jersey and the stars of tomorrow will be drafted in Dallas. Plus, Mike and Michael give their spoiler-filled review of "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
On location at Raleigh Beer Garden, the sight of the Canes Draft Party, it's episode 46 of CanesCast, featuring special guest Shane Willis. Mike and Michael preview the 2018 NHL Draft, and Willis offers insight on Canes assistant coach Jeff Daniels.
What's ahead in June for the Hurricanes? Plenty, including the NHL Draft, third jersey reveal, Summerfest, Prospects Development Camp and more. Mike and Michael set the table for it all. Episode 45: just enjoy it!
It's the week of the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, which provides teams a chance to physically assess and interview potential draft picks. Mike and Michael dive into what this means for the Canes, who own the second overall selection in this year's draft.
Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell joins Mike and Michael on episode 43 of CanesCast to chat about how the team's front office has changed, what Rod Brind'Amour brings to the table as head coach, how the team will spend the next month in preparation for the NHL Draft and much more.
It was another busy week in Canes-land. Everything happened: a new head coach, a new GM, a record-setting AHL playoff game in Charlotte and domination in Worlds. Mike and Michael discuss it all and answer listener questions!
Everything is happening, and Mike and Michael (currently on vacation) sift through it all: Rick Dudley joins the Hurricanes' front office, the team acquires forward Jordan Martinook and the Checkers begin their second-round Calder Cup Playoff series.
The Hurricanes beat the odds in the draft lottery to obtain the second overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, and Mike and Michael break it all down. What does this mean for the Canes? Who could be the pick? How immediate of an impact could this player have? That and more on episode 40.
Episode 39 of CanesCast checks in with the Charlotte Checkers, who won the opening two games of their first-round Calder Cup Playoff series over the weekend. Plus, Mike and Michael review the Hurricanes' 2017-18 defense and penalty kill, talk a little music and answer a pair of listener questions.
A number of Hurricanes forwards put up career numbers in breakout seasons. Mike and Michael dissect who stood out in 2017-18 and who has more to give. Plus, the answers to a swath of listener questions.
As the book closes on the Hurricanes' 2017-18 season, Mike and Michael recap the 82 games that were. What were the positives? What were the negatives? What can the team use as building blocks for the future?
Just two games remain for the Hurricanes in the 2017-18 regular season, and on episode 36 of CanesCast, Mike and Michael break down the first 80 games and look ahead to what is an intriguing offseason. Plus, listener questions are answered!
Fresh off his two-point performance in his NHL debut, Warren Foegele joins episode 35 of CanesCast. He breaks down his surreal experience, and Mike and Michael look at how the infusion of youth has brought new energy to the Canes' lineup.
It's a special gameday edition of CanesCast in the Big Apple. Mike and Michael discuss the search for the Hurricanes' new general manager and what that means for the organization moving forward. Plus, Brock McGinn joins the show!
As the Hurricanes head to snowy Minnesota, Mike and Michael get behind the mics for episode 32 of CanesCast. With 16 games remaining in the regular season, what do the Hurricanes have to do to earn a postseason berth? And with a Philadelphia trip in the rear view mirror, Pat's or Geno's? The debate is settled.
It's trade deadline day in the NHL, and Mike and Michael discuss what this means for the Hurricanes and for the teams around the league. Episode 31 also looks ahead to the beginning of March and the upcoming segment of games for the Canes. And, a listener question!
In the 30th episode of CanesCast, Mike and Michael dissect the week that was in Canes hockey and take a look at the Eastern Conference wild card race. Plus, Director of Community Relations and Promotions Jon Chase, fresh off his birthday, joins the podcast to talk Kids 'N Community Foundation and the Inaugural Carolina Hurricanes Bash.
The Hurricanes season-long, eight-game homestand is coming to an end with Valentine's Day and the mom's trip up next. Derek Ryan joins the podcast to offer his thoughts, and Mike and Michael discuss the league-wide Hockey is for Everyone initiative.
Who are the Hurricanes? That's the query du jour on episode 28 of CanesCast, which now has a proper podcast logo! Mike and Michael tackle plenty of listener questions and discuss who had the best commercial from that big football game you might have watched on Sunday night.
Ahoy, mateys! Noah Hanifin has returned from NHL All-Star Weekend in Tampa, and CanesCast is here to break down the experience with the third-year defenseman. Mike and Michael dissect the Hurricanes' upcoming eight-game homestand and answer listener questions.
Crowd noise only! Chuck Kaiton, radio voice of the Hurricanes, joins episode 26 of CanesCast, as Mike and Michael return from the bye week to dissect what's happened since and look ahead before yet another break: All-Star Weekend in Tampa.
The bye week is upon the Carolina Hurricanes, but CanesCast doesn't rest. Where do the Canes sit heading into the break? Plus, Canes alumni Rod Brind'Amour and Bryan Bickell join the show. And, it's the movie review you have all been waiting for (maybe): Mike and Michael share their thoughts on "The Last Jedi."
With the Hurricanes at the official midpoint of the 2017-18 regular season, it's the perfect time to step back and assess the big picture. Mike and Michael do just that, plus they take their best guess at who represents the Canes at All-Star Weekend this month in Tampa Bay.
Happy New Year! CanesCast is back in 2018 with a new episode, and the Hurricanes are knocking on the door of a playoff spot. What is it going to take to get over the hump, and do the Canes have it in them? Mike and Michael break it all down and read some fan mail, too.
The Hurricanes made a brief stop at home, enough time to sneak in a new episode of CanesCast. Mike and Michael break down the season-long road trip, what has led to the team's current three-game winning streak and what's up ahead leading into the holidays.