Official podcast of the Carolina Hurricanes

136: Run It Back
Aug 10 • 68 min
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…
135: How Sweep It Is
Aug 5 • 82 min
Brooms are out in Toronto 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,…
134: Inside the Bubble
Jul 28 • 40 min
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…
133: We’ve Got Mail
Jul 24 • 67 min
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.
132: Return to Pod
Jul 20 • 90 min
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…
131: Staying at Home
Mar 30 • 87 min
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…
130: Time and Space
Mar 23 • 66 min
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…
129: Pressing Pause
Mar 16 • 49 min
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…
128: Road Trippin’
Mar 9 • 91 min
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…
127: Leaping Ahead
Mar 2 • 68 min
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 writer Mike Morreale, who offers his perspective on the Canes and how they stack up…
126: Big Save Dave
Feb 26 • 78 min
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…
125: Moms in Music City
Feb 19 • 67 min
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…
124: Crispy
Feb 12 • 87 min
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…
123: Super Monday
Feb 3 • 63 min
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!
122: Growing the Game
Jan 27 • 54 min
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…
121: All-Star Defense
Jan 20 • 87 min
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…
120: Freewill
Jan 13 • 55 min
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…
119: Czeching In
Jan 6 • 75 min
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…
118: A Very Dougie New Year
Dec 30, 2019 • 82 min
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!
117: The Rise of the Canes
Dec 23, 2019 • 70 min
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…
116: A Chat With Paul Krepelka
Dec 16, 2019 • 62 min
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…
115: Something’s Brewing
Dec 9, 2019 • 77 min
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…
114: Charging Into December
Dec 2, 2019 • 67 min
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.
113: Giving Thanks
Nov 26, 2019 • 55 min
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…
112: Milestone-y-ish
Nov 20, 2019 • 68 min
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…
111: Hip Hip Jorge
Nov 12, 2019 • 67 min
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,…
110: Keep Pounding
Nov 4, 2019 • 66 min
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…
109: One Step at a Time
Oct 28, 2019 • 50 min
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.
108: The Guy Behind the Guy
Oct 14, 2019 • 60 min
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…
107: Off and Running
Oct 7, 2019 • 61 min
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.
106: Forslund’s Forecast
Oct 1, 2019 • 63 min
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…
105: New Faces in New Places
Sep 24, 2019 • 57 min
Buckle up! It’s a jam-packed episode of the podcast. The big news of the day was the trade with the Blues that brought Joel Edmundson and Dominik Bokk to Raleigh and sent Justin Faulk to St. Louis. Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell…
104: Marty & Martin
Sep 16, 2019 • 60 min
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…
103: Three for One
Sep 11, 2019 • 62 min
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…
102: Goodbye Summer
Sep 3, 2019 • 50 min
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…
101: In Case You Missed It
Aug 26, 2019 • 65 min
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,…
100: Keeping It 100
Jul 30, 2019 • 67 min
It’s the 100th episode of the podcast, and Mike and Michael are celebrating with 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…
99: A Great One
Jul 24, 2019 • 61 min
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…
98: Prime Opportunities
Jul 16, 2019 • 58 min
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…
97: Fireworks
Jul 8, 2019 • 70 min
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…
96: Offer Sheet Chaos
Jul 2, 2019 • 67 min
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…
95: Draft and Trades and Schedule, Oh My!
Jun 25, 2019 • 72 min
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!
94: On the Clock
Jun 17, 2019 • 67 min
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!
93: Championship Culture
Jun 10, 2019 • 50 min
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.…
92: Hold My Hand
Jun 3, 2019 • 64 min
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…
91: A Hard Day’s Night
May 28, 2019 • 51 min
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…
90: Time of Your Life
May 22, 2019 • 70 min
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…
89: Take Two
May 13, 2019 • 67 min
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…
88: The Eastern Conference Final Countdown
May 6, 2019 • 74 min
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…
87: Next Man Up
Apr 29, 2019 • 68 min
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…
86: Moving On
Apr 25, 2019 • 17 min
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…
85: A Long Time Coming
Apr 17, 2019 • 55 min
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…
84: Playoffs!
Apr 8, 2019 • 64 min
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…
83: Staal In
Apr 3, 2019 • 62 min
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…
82: It’s Electric
Mar 25, 2019 • 51 min
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…
81: Resiliency
Mar 18, 2019 • 52 min
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…
80: Gray Area
Mar 13, 2019 • 55 min
In between goaltender interference and no goaltender interference, there’s a whole lot of gray, and Mike and Michael dive headfirst into it in an attempt to explain the late-game confusion in Nashville and more. Plus, why the lopsided loss to Winnipeg is…
79: The Game Has Changed
Mar 4, 2019 • 52 min
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…
78: The Clock Strikes Three
Feb 25, 2019 • 54 min
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…
77: Jerks
Feb 18, 2019 • 60 min
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!
76: In the Mix
Feb 11, 2019 • 62 min
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…
75: One Game at a Time
Feb 4, 2019 • 50 min
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…
74: Aho Knows the Way to San Jose
Jan 24, 2019 • 35 min
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.
73: Turbo Boost
Jan 21, 2019 • 55 min
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…
72: Rollin’
Jan 14, 2019 • 40 min
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…
71: New Year, New Pod
Jan 2, 2019 • 51 min
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…
70: Home for the Holidays
Dec 17, 2018 • 44 min
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…
69: Nice
Dec 10, 2018 • 56 min
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.
68: Mascot Mayhem
Dec 3, 2018 • 41 min
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…
67: Marty Party
Nov 26, 2018 • 45 min
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…
66: Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 19, 2018 • 52 min
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…
65: There’s No Place Like Home
Nov 13, 2018 • 60 min
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…
64: Let it Ride
Nov 5, 2018 • 44 min
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…
63: It’s In the Game
Oct 29, 2018 • 62 min
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…
62: Motoring
Oct 23, 2018 • 47 min
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…
61: On the Road Again
Oct 15, 2018 • 48 min
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…
60: Having Fun
Oct 8, 2018 • 59 min
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!
59: It Is October Yet
Oct 1, 2018 • 53 min
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…
58: Making the Cut
Sep 27, 2018 • 42 min
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…
57: Going Camping
Sep 14, 2018 • 51 min
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…
56: Media Day Bonanza
Sep 4, 2018 • 51 min
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.
55: Summer Vacation
Aug 21, 2018 • 51 min
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!
54: Crunch Time
Aug 13, 2018 • 44 min
Hurricanes Head Strength and 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…
53: This Wasn’t Planned
Aug 6, 2018 • 64 min
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.
52: Best of You
Jul 31, 2018 • 53 min
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…
51: Knocking Down Walls
Jul 19, 2018 • 47 min
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…
50: In the Club
Jul 9, 2018 • 55 min
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…
49: Live! at Summerfest
Jun 30, 2018 • 37 min
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.
48: The Haul From Big D
Jun 26, 2018 • 54 min
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…
47: The Pick Is In
Jun 18, 2018 • 46 min
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…
46: Draft and Draughts
Jun 11, 2018 • 34 min
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.
45: Just Enjoy It
Jun 4, 2018 • 49 min
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!
44: Combine Week
May 29, 2018 • 50 min
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…
43: Staying Busy
May 21, 2018 • 48 min
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…
42: Getting in Shape
May 15, 2018 • 66 min
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!
41: Everything is Happening
May 7, 2018 • 30 min
Everything is happening, and Mike and Michael (currenlty 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.
40: This is 40
Apr 30, 2018 • 36 min
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?…
39: Checking In
Apr 23, 2018 • 53 min
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…
38: Forward Progress
Apr 16, 2018 • 57 min
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.
37: Closing Time
Apr 10, 2018 • 41 min
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?
36: And Then There Were Two
Apr 3, 2018 • 50 min
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!
35: One for the Money, Two for the Foegs
Mar 27, 2018 • 48 min
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.
34: Choose Your Own Canes Adventure
Mar 19, 2018 • 43 min
Mike and Michael choose their own adventures in episode 34 of CanesCast, which explores the downfalls of recent third periods before things went right in Brooklyn. Plus, a trio of listener questions!
33: The Podcast That Never Sleeps
Mar 12, 2018 • 49 min
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!
32: Into the Wild
Mar 5, 2018 • 37 min
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…
31: Deadline Day
Feb 26, 2018 • 34 min
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…
30: Birthday Bash
Feb 19, 2018 • 50 min
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…
29: The Love Doctor
Feb 12, 2018 • 44 min
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.
28: Who Are You
Feb 5, 2018 • 54 min
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…
27: Hey Now, You’re an All-Star
Jan 29, 2018 • 48 min
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…
26: Kaiton’s Corner
Jan 22, 2018 • 43 min
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.
25: Bye Bye Bye
Jan 14, 2018 • 41 min
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):…
24: Halfway There
Jan 8, 2018 • 42 min
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…
23: A Very Canes New Year
Jan 2, 2018 • 39 min
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…
22: ‘Tis the Season
Dec 18, 2017 • 34 min
The Hurricanes made a brief stop at home, enough time to record 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.
21: The Voice
Dec 14, 2017 • 44 min
TV’s Mike Maniscalco finds his voice again, sort of, as CanesCast comes to you from Buffalo. Mike and Michael break down the season’s longest road trip, which most recently saw the Canes win their first-ever game in Vegas. Cam Ward joins the podcast to…
20: Friday is the New Monday
Dec 8, 2017 • 31 min
Better late than never. Mike and Michael check in from Los Angeles for the latest edition of CanesCast and break down the team’s road trip thus far and the news of the purchase agreement signed on Thursday. Plus, the winner of the Star Wars Night shirt is…
19: Everybody Puts Maniscalco in a Corner
Nov 27, 2017 • 43 min
The Hurricanes are a quarter of the way into the season, so Mike and Michael take the opportunity to break down what the team has done well and what needs improving. Plus, Mike gives us the in-between-the-benches scoop against Nashville, and with Star…
18: Just-in Time for Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2017 • 45 min
Hurricanes co-captain Justin Faulk joins CanesCast to discuss the team’s recent success, the True Defenders program and more. Mike and Michael answer listener questions and discuss Thankgiving food as the holiday approaches.
17: Staal About That Cast
Nov 14, 2017 • 46 min
Jordan Staal, the current team leader in points, joins the 17th edition of CanesCast. Mike and Michael break down the team’s five-game point streak, read a listener email and announce the winner of Canes tickets. Subscribe today for more!
16: Feel the Burn
Nov 6, 2017 • 42 min
Feel the burn with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Bill Burniston, who joins the podcast for a discussion on his role with the team, his fitness philosophies, nutrition and much more. Mike and Michael then break down what went right and what needs…
15: Thriller
Oct 30, 2017 • 38 min
It’s nearly Halloween, and Mike and Michael take the opportunity to digest the first month of the 2017-18 regular season. What went right? What needs improving? Plus, the podcast looks ahead to November and another trip out west for the team this week.
14: The Long Road Back Home
Oct 23, 2017 • 33 min
The Canes are back in Raleigh, and so is the podcast. Jeff Skinner, who leads the team with five goals in six games, joins episode 14, and Mike and Michael also break down the four-game road trip.
13: Road Trip
Oct 16, 2017 • 37 min
The podcast hits the road! Episode 13 comes to you from Edmonton, and special guest John Forslund drops by for his take on the first three games of the season. Plus, Mike and Michael offer a brief glimpse of life on the road.
12: 12 Rounds
Oct 9, 2017 • 40 min
From the energy in the stands to the result on the ice, Opening Night was a blast. Mike and Michael are here to break it down, set the table for game No. 2 and pre-scout the State Fair road trip, which begins on Saturday.
11: These Go to 11
Oct 2, 2017 • 46 min
It’s October, which means the regular season is right around the corner! Mike and Michael dissect the preseason, including the road trip that featured a neutral-site game in Saskatoon, and look ahead to the 2017-18 campaign.
10: Days of Future Past
Sep 22, 2017 • 42 min
Summer is over, and so is the month-long CanesCast hiatus. Mike and Michael are back to talk Traverse City, training camp and the first of the exhibition schedule.
9: Hammertime
Aug 22, 2017 • 46 min
The OP (original podcaster) Kyle Hanlin stops by for a wide-ranging discussion on his many years with the Hurricanes, how the media landscape has changed in the last 17 years, his plans for the future and much more. Happy trails, Hammer.
8: The Past Drafti
Aug 15, 2017 • 48 min
Shane Willis joins Mike and Michael in the studio for the eighth episode of CanesCast. Willis shares stories from training camp, gives his take on how the game has changed over the last 15 years and provides insight on the popular First Goal Program.
7: The Canes Awaken
Aug 8, 2017 • 37 min
Brett Pesce has a brand-new contract, and Mike and Michael are here to discuss that and what it means for the future of the Canes’ blue line. Plus, how does the team’s defense stack up against the rest of the NHL and, realistically, how many roster spots…
6: Return of the CanesCast
Aug 1, 2017 • 33 min
CanesCast is back after a mid-summer break, and we’re already looking forward to the opening of training camp. Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk joins the podcast for a chat, and Mike and Michael answer listener questions.
5: The Offseason Strikes Back
Jul 18, 2017 • 41 min
Justin Williams is back in town, and he joins Mike and Michael as CanesCast’s first (and best) guest. We also discuss Jaccob Slavin’s new contract and ponder what rule changes we’d enact in today’s game.
4: A New Cast
Jul 11, 2017 • 40 min
Episode 4 of CanesCast, “A New Cast” or simply “CanesCast” depending on who you ask, breaks down the 2017-18 Hurricanes schedule. Plus, what do we know and what do we not know? And, listener questions!
3: Revenge of the Fifth
Jul 5, 2017 • 33 min
After the long July 4th weekend, CanesCast is back at it. This week, we recap Prospects Development Camp and discuss the moves the Hurricanes made as free agency opened.
2: Attack of the Phones
Jun 27, 2017 • 36 min
CanesCast returns to recap a busy last week that included both the expansion draft and NHL Draft. We also look ahead to Prospects Development Camp, Summerfest and free agency.
1: Pilot (The Expansion Menace)
Jun 21, 2017 • 34 min
The Hurricanes Report podcast has evolved into CanesCast, as Mike Maniscalco and Michael Smith jump behind the microphones. The pilot episode of CanesCast discusses the busiest week in the NHL offseason, made even more action-packed this year with a…