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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
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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




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...


Smooth Criminal Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

This week while the team has been busy stealing win, and Tom Dundon has been stealing our hearts, we've been lining up great guests. Former Cane great and current San Jose Sharks pre-game analyst Bret Hedican drops by to discuss the upcoming tilt vs. the Sharks. Luke DeCock then joins us to discuss the immediate impact Tom Dundon has made on the triangle sports scene. We take your #Cheatmail, and drink another great beer from @Bottlemixx. Thanks for listening, and please thank our guests...


Rumblin' All Star Edition of Cheaters Never Win

It was a royal rumble of an All Star weekend, and we're here to bring you some hockey fun to kick off the week. Before the Canes kick off their eight game home stand in February, join Mike, JC, and Tom as they discuss All Star weekend, take your cheatmail, and more.


Happy Dundon Day Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Happy Dundon Day everyone! This week Mike and Derek are elated that new ownership has arrived in Raleigh. We discuss the immediate impact Mr. Dundon can make on this team and the market, while lamenting Alex Ovechkin's prowess. We take your #CheatMail questions, we rock thru a pretty darn tasty BottleMixx Beer Review, and lots more. Thanks as always for listening, and we hope to see you at the live Cheaters Never Win next week, 1/20 at 1PM at BottleMixx here in Raleigh.


Good Things Come Episode - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Are the Canes back? Are good things happening? What should we do with our hands? All questions that we attempt to answer on this weeks pod along with the help of @MikeManiscalco from Fox Sports Carolinas. We discuss the current state of the Canes playoff chances, dream of 91, and take some great #CheatMail questions. We end as always w/ our BottleMixx beer review and its the perfect beer for this time of year from Burial Brewing. Thanks for the listen, and make plans now to join us for the...


Why lord why - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

While the matinee in Toronto had us questioning our choice in hockey teams (and many other life choices), the boys restored our faith in Nashville. We talk about 5 game segments, and the team is 4-1-0 in their last 5, which is pretty darn spiffy. In studio this week to help break down the team and their issues in Toronto is our very own Pat Clarke who dives into our offensive issues and why Noah Hanifin is the Canes All Star. Mike rants on Justin Faulk in hopes of turning his season...



The Canes have a new owner and we don't know how to react. The Canes are on a west coast road swing and we know exactly how to react. This week Mike and Derek talk losing streaks, consistency, and what the hell's going on at 1400 Edwards Mill Rd. Hayes Permar, lead dog at SportsChannel8, joins us to talk #CanesSocial Night on December 23rd and what the hell is a #CanesCarol. We review a great beer from our friends over at BottleMixx & take your #CheatMail questions. We appreciate your...


Road Trip Madness Epidsode - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

The Canes hit the road for 8 of 9 and our Mike Flanagan busts his knee in celebration. You voted for this episode #druggedmike, so we hope you enjoy. Shane Willis, Carolina Hurricanes director of youth hockey and Fox Sports pre-game co-host joins us to talk prepping for roadtrips, locker room pranks, and his favorite former Cane broadcaster. The boys discuss the 2-2-0 home stand and go to a dark place around the Canes and Turkey day. Bottlemixx doesn't disappoint w/ another great beer for...


Ye' Olde Podcast of Hockey

What we learned this week: we're bad at accents, the Canes need some consistency, and Michelle McMahon loves the gypsy life. It's an episode chock full of hockey, beer, and your #Cheatmail. Thanks as always for listening and don't forget to review and subscribe. You can support the podcast at


Passionate Pleas episode - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

So this week we didn't have a great time on the ice, but we had a great time in studio. Mike and Derek talk about whether it's time to get close to the ledge (it isn't), if its time to make drastic changes (it isn't), and if we should drink beer for breakfast (we should). We take your cheatmail, and maybe we rant a little bit. Thanks as always for listening. Please feel free to leave a review so that other hockey fans can find us.


Eff Marry Ginger Episode ft. Sean Leahy

Man are we excited to have real hockey to talk about. We're even more excited that Sean Leahy from is on the line to not only discuss the Metro w/ us, but to do an epic eff marry kill that didn't fall on deaf ears this time. Cam Ward gets love, we enjoy Bill Peters line shuffling, and we don't say many bad words. Thanks as always for listening. Thanks to this weeks sponsor, thanks to you our loyal listeners, and thank the Lord that the Canes are playing real...


MvsW remembrance edition

This week Jeff and Wysh bid us their final adieu as Marek vs. Wyshynski recorded their final episode. That podcast, and specifically Jeff's encouragement to "just start a podcast if you love hockey" led this this site, this blog, and now 5 seasons of CNW. We wanted to take a few minutes to say thanks and finally answer MvsW's longest standing quandry: Should Game Show Friday be a thing? We ask the experts including: Game Show Friday Legend Matt Riegler, TrashNewton, Tally Duchene, GenXWin,...


Pre-Tailgate Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

It's Christmas day in Caniac Nation and we're so excited. Probably too excited, so please excuse our exuberance as we get prepped to see the Hurricanes hit the ice for the first time in this 2017-18 season. Mike Maniscalco from Fox Sports Carolinas and your host from Hurricanes Live is back with us to discuss his excitement over the home opener. Game Show Friday Legend Matt Riegler also joins us in the studio. If you need any more details about the opening night tailgate, you can get them...


Working out the preseason kinks edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

In this weeks episode, we tag in JC Bobbit, Mr. Puckin' Sunshine himself to fill in for new dad Derek. We talk preseason hockey, expectations for who fills the final roster spots, and the opening night tailgate. Thanks for listening. Please rate, review, and subscribe if you don't mind. Thanks friends!


Media Day Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey podcast

The boys are back in town and ready to talk some hockey. We took part in Canes media day and are here to bring you all the stuff we learned. We also took part in the Jim Connors Media Cup ball hockey game, and we're happy to share that no one was majorly injured during the game, although Maniscalco's groin may disagree. As always, we close w/ our thanks and a beer review. It's that time... business is about to pick up.


Forslund Returns to Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

We welcome back to Cheaters Never Win, from NBC Sports and Fox Sports, the voice of the Carolina Hurricanes John Forslund. John spends 45 minutes w/ us discussing everything from the early years in Greensboro to who will be the next captain of your Carolina Hurricanes. We throw in our normal beer review, but lets be honest, you're hear for John. Enjoy, because we sure did.


Becoming a Caniac Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

As we kick off Season 5 of CNW, we dive into what it means to become a Caniac. We welcome Carl from @4thlinepodcast as he officially joins #CaniacNation. We take your #CheatMail questions, and review a damn fine brew from Burial. First time back behind the mics in a while, so we promise to do better next time. Thanks for listening, we GUARANTEE our next episode will be better.


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