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Drop in for the latest on Carolina Hurricanes hockey, tailgating, beer, and booze. Stick around for the laughs, and check out our blog at

Drop in for the latest on Carolina Hurricanes hockey, tailgating, beer, and booze. Stick around for the laughs, and check out our blog at
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Drop in for the latest on Carolina Hurricanes hockey, tailgating, beer, and booze. Stick around for the laughs, and check out our blog at




The Disaster Recovery #CheatMail Edition

A quick CheatMail edition of #CheatersNeverWin that got lost during the Hurricane Michael power outage. We do a quick recap of last nights big win in Minnesota before diving in and finishing w/ a BottleMixx beer review. Thanks again for listening, and we will be back w/ a regular full episode this week.


FUN FUN FUN Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

The Canes are back and they are FUN? Well, we're here to cover the week that was and have some fun as well. Matt Somma aka CanesProspects joins us to talk about the rookies and how some of the young guys are starting in Charlotte as well. We apologize for the missing #Cheatmail, but a power outage during the storm yesterday caused us to lose the last 15 mins of the podder. We'll record a new cheatmail segment and get that back up over the weekend. In the meantime, enjoy, thanks for...


One Week til Opening Night

With one week left until opening night, we welcome Sean Leahy from Pro Hockey Talk onto the podcast to discuss the Canes preseason and what to expect this season. We preview next weeks tailgate, this weekend's live podcast, and fill the air with our take on Gritty and the Whale. We're super excited to be seeing so many of you over the next week. It's great to have the fam coming back together.


Hockey Abstract Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

When you can get a guy who is as engaging and as statistically as smart as Rob Vollman, you don't pass up that chance. Rob is the mind behind the Hockey Abstract which is one of the preeminent sources of hockey stats you won't find in most places. Rob dives into if Caniacs should be more excited this year than previous, what are the odds the goaltending improves, and exactly who he wants to meet him when he lands in Raleigh for the playoffs. We talk a bit about our upcoming Slap Shot and...


The Marketing Conclave Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Goal songs, social media excellence, and beer all make appearances in this week's edition of #CheatersNeverWin. Mike Forman, VP of Marketing for the Canes joins on the Dawn w/ Fathom Realty guest line to discuss all the changes the Canes have undergone this summer. Mike and Derek discuss the 328 choice for goal song, and we talk about a great new beer of the week available right now at BottleMixx from Allagash. Come for the goal song discussion, and stay for the Mr. Workrate love. Thanks...


Goodnight Sweet Prince Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

It's happened folks. Jeff Skinner has been traded and we need to get a few things off our chest. It's a quick edition, and we're here to share our reactions. Leave your comments below and chat w/ us over on Twitter @section_328


The Return of John Forslund - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

As has become an annual tradition, TV voice of your Carolina Hurricanes John Forslund returns to the show to spend a solid hour with us talking Hurricanes hockey. We meander thru coaching changes, roster additions, and cross country trips. We hope you enjoyed half as much as we did. Please rate, review, and subscribe if you like our show. Ratings help others find our show which is important for our great sponsors, BottleMixx and Dawn from Fathom Realty.


Off Season Optimism: A 5 Part Story

After 5 years of doing this you would think we would know better, but we don't. Off season optimism is here and the boys are back in the studio to share it with you. Mike and Derek discuss Svech, de Haan, sweaters, and the future captain. Stick around for the BottleMixx beer review and we apologize to our great sponsor Dawn from Fathom Realty in advance for tying her to our awful impressions bit. Like, subscribe, and review if you have a minute. We really do appreciate it.


Cheaters Never Win Podcast- Dallas Draft Edition

It’s draft day, and we’re pretty damn excited about all the possibilities for trades and welcoming our new hockey overlord. Once again, the whole 328 draft crew is behind the mics for this one! We even found a great beer that’s available at Bottlemixx to review.


Cheaters Never Win: All #Cheatmail Edition

In this special edition, we do nothing but answer your #Cheatmail questions from beautiful and excessively hot Dallas, Texas. The whole 328 road crew and a special guest from fellow Canes blogger Calm Before The Storm have a blast running down some questions ahead of the NHL Draft.


Prospecting For Goals Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

This week the always delightful Hannah Stuart joins us on the Dawn Meyer Fathom Realty Guest Line to discuss what the Canes should be considering in this 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The gents discuss the situation involving Canes radio legend Chuck Kaiton, give their take on the Canes Goal Song search, and as always enjoy a great brew in our Bottlemixx beer review. Thanks as always for listening. Please rate and review our show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or where ever you download our...


Ramblin' On Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

In this weeks ramblin' edition of Cheaters Never Win, we welcome Web master and reporter for, Michael Smith to discuss recent changes that you may have heard about in the front office. We discuss some draft stuff, we tease the future video podcast, and welcome in a new sponsor, Dawn of Fathom Realty. As always, we answer your #Cheatmail, we drink a tasty beverage from @Bottlemixx, and generally have a good time. We promise to be better next week.


Cheaters Never Win Podcast- Scouting the Lottery Edition

In this episode, we're joined by Mark Seidel, chief scout for North America Central scouting to talk the NHL Draft. More specifically, why canes fans should be excited about Svechnikov and confident that Rick Dudley is part of the organization. As usual, we get to your cheatmail, and review delicious beverages from Bottlemixx.


We Have Options Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

As we welcome in the offseason, change is abundant for the Carolina Hurricanes and we're here to try and make some sense of it. Bill Peters is out as coach, there is no GM, and somehow we're ok with it. Maybe its because Hayes Permar has a new SportsChannel8 Radio show on 99.9TheFan and we're simply too excited to chat with him. Regardless, its a long (REALLY LONG) and fun episode. We hope you join, and we look forward to seeing many of you at some of our off season meet ups this summer.


The President arrives - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Carolina Hurricanes President Don Waddell joins Mike and Derek to discuss the current state of the Canes. We talk Dundon's philosophy, what fans can expect going forward, and get his feelings on the Thrashers finally winning their first playoff game this season. Listen for your tailgate invite, #CheatMail, and this weeks delightful @BottleMixx beer review. Can't wait to see everyone at the season ending tailgate on 4/7!


The Slow Descent Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

The GM is gone, the playoff hopes are gone, the team is injured, and the boys are back for a podcast. While we don't turn down the GM job this week, we do discuss whats going on at 1400 Edwards Mill Road both on the ice and in the front office. Is the GM fiasco overblown? Will BP give Zykov first line minutes? Can the boys do a podcast in under 40 minutes? Take a listen for all these answers and more, including #CheatMail and your BottleMixx beer review of the week.


Out With The Old GM Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

The boys are still recovering after new owner Tom Dundon removed Ron Francis as the General Manager of the Canes. We dive into the what, why, and what's next. Lots of business on this weeks pod, but we hope you enjoy it. Good news, the Bottlemixx beer review is on point as always, and we come in well under the 80 mins we've hit the last couple of weeks.


What Trade Deadline Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

The trade deadline is scheduled to happen... wait, what? The trade deadline already happened? We got a McKegg outta the deal??? Alright then, let's tap another edition of the podcast and unravel what did and didn't happen. Luckily, @steph_smash drops by to help us chat some good stuff w/ her new graphic novel Kicking Ice (check it out, seriously, its awesome). Also, Ashley McLachlan, one of our live podcast raffle winners is in studio to discuss why the Canes have stunk since we beat her...


Descending into Madness Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

There comes a point in every season when the pressure becomes too much and the madness sets in. This week, during the NJ Devils game, it just became too much for Mike and lets just say this might be his most cathartic podcast ever. Cory Lavalette from North State Journal joins us in studio to keep the podcast above board. It didn't work. That said, we had a lot of fun talking what could be, what should have been, and where we can go from here. Thanks for listening.


Calm Before the Lighthouse Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Two great guests this week: Dar Saraceni from LightHouse Hockey joins us to discuss Metro division craziness and Johnny Tavares. Then, Matt Somma from Calm Before The Storm joins us to discuss Canes prospects and what to expect in terms of call ups. We also discuss Tiger Beat. It doesnt go well. We drink an amazing beer from Epic Brewing as part of our Bottlemixx beer review, and we drop some FMK knowledge in Cheatmail. Thanks as always for listening. Please subscribe on your platform of...