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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




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!

Duration: 00:48:10

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.

Duration: 00:50:36

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.

Duration: 00:58:25

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.

Duration: 01:23:46

Dom and The Big Rig Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

As we draw another season to a close, we take a look back at the award winning offseason GM Ron Francis has put together. @Domluszczyszyn from @TheHockeyNews drops by to discuss the stats impact to the current roster changes. @MikeManiscalco from @CanesonFSCR also joins us to wax poetic about the offseason, opportunities for young guys to break thru next season, and hair products. We take your #CheatMail questions, and review a local brew from @SoPinesBrewing. This puts a wrap on season 5...

Duration: 01:15:04

Chicago Draft Edition

The boys are live in Chicago for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This week we have a full remote studio discussing who the Canes should take, and how Nathan MacKinnon is coveted. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the draft parties.

Duration: 00:58:05

Draft Is Coming Edition - Cheaters Never Win hockey podcast

The Stanley Cup Final(s) are over and the silly season is just getting started. Grant McCagg from joins us to talk prospects, scouting, and the NHL Draft. We are also joined by Carolina Hurricanes director of marketing Mike Forman to discuss jersey reveals, draft parties, and 20th anniversary celebrations. We opine on your #CheatMail questions and share our draft weekend plans one last time. Thanks as always for listening.

Duration: 01:20:51

The Ginger Goalie Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

It's been a while since we've had the Canes starting goaltender on the podcast...wait.... we've never had the starting goaltender on the pod? We fix that this week when Scott Darling drops by the show to talk his new contract and goalie styles. We also welcome in Michelle McMahon from NHL Network to talk Stanley Cup Final(s). Finally, Mike and Derek make a Patreon promise that they now have to keep. Thanks as always for listening!

Duration: 01:05:19

Hello Darlin' Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

We're not proud of that opening, but it had to be done. We recover nicely though with two great guests: @mikemaniscalco from @CanesonFSCR is here to talk GMRF's latest moves and @MarkSeidel from North American Central Scouting is here to drop some serious prospect knowledge on us. Stick around for the hot beer taeks and your #CheatMail questions. Thanks for listening. If you loved this episode, check us out at

Duration: 01:15:11

Man Were We Wrong Edition

In this week's #CheaterNeverWin, we put a wrap on the season w/ our good friend Mike Smith, Carolina Hurricanes Website guru. We also revisit some of our early season predictions, talk a little playoffs, and review a local brew (shocker). This wraps our 4th full season on Cheaters Never Win. Thanks as always for listening!

Duration: 01:05:16

Beer Is Good Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Need we say more? This week we talk championships and beer w/ the Grand Pooba of SportsChannel8 Hayes Permar. We also discuss tailgating do's and don'ts with our resident brew expert Dan Spencer. We take your #CheatMail questions, and invite you to the biggest tailgate of the year.

Duration: 01:08:49

Holding Out Hope - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Who says we are Debbie Downers all the time? We're holding out hope, and why not, the boys are on one heckuva run. We talk upcoming games w/ @iyer_prashanth from Winging It In Motown who is always on point. We also welcome in Melissa Burgess to talk a bit about the conclusion on the NWHL season and her keen insights around the league. We answer #CheatMail and review a beer. Thanks as always for listening! Check us out at

Duration: 01:06:40

Lollygagging Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

With Eric Staal coming back to town, we try to go hard to start our shift, but our shift probably ran long and we coasted to the end. Good thing Shane Willis from Fox Sports Carolinas and Tony Abbott from were here to to keep up on track. Thanks as always for listening, and check us out on

Duration: 01:06:04

The Almost #MvsW edition - Cheaters Never Win Podcast

This week, our #MvsW colors are showing, and we brought in a couple of heavy weights to talk trade deadline. Game Show Friday legend Matt Riegler joins us to give us his educated slant on GMRF's progress this season. We also have the debut of Kenn Konfirm, internet report confirming sensation, along w us to give us his take. It all spiraled into a game show Friday style unmask a luchador match, but you'll have to listen to see what goes down. Thanks as always for listening. Rate, review,...

Duration: 01:10:40

On this weeks - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Ok... so the last week was a tough one for the Hurricanes. But fear not, Grant McCagg is here to shine the light of hope on Canes prospects. Also, if there is anyone who can decipher our goaltending woes, including goalie coaching, its Cat Silverman from InGoal Magazine and FanRag sports. If you love the podcast, we would really appreciate your subscribing, rating, and reviewing. If you really really love the podcast, head over to and check out what we have going on...

Duration: 01:10:48

Welcome Back Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

The bye week is over. We're back. We're talking Canes hockey. What more do you need to know?

Duration: 00:34:49

Cheaters Never Win Podcast- Where Is Flanagan Edition

Mike is no longer with us for the podcast, but we soldiered on thanks to efforts from JC and our special guest Mike Maniscalco. We talked Canes winning streak, the Caps game that crushed our spirits, Sebastian Aho's hat trick, and lots of your #cheatmail. A fine brew from Burial was enjoyed and reviewed. Hope you enjoy, and please leave us a review and share with your friends!

Duration: 01:14:37


BAH GAWD KING THATS JUSTIN FAULKS MUSIC! Justin Faulk makes his debut on Cheaters Never Win and does not disappoint. We talk All Star games, packing peanuts, and True Defenders. Jesse Cohen from Kings Men podcast and also drops by to share his take on tonights tilt vs Kings. We read your cheat mail, which includes a Cook Out question, and drink a beer. Thanks for listening. You can support this little podcast by visiting

Duration: 01:08:21

Death of Derek Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

Ok... so maybe Derek is still alive and kicking, but you wouldn't know it by the somber tone of this podcast. The whole 328 crew is in studio mourning the end of our winning streak and making some really questionable judgements. We hope you enjoy, and we hope Derek is back next week, for all our sakes.

Duration: 00:47:20

The Juniors Edition - Cheaters Never Win Hockey Podcast

This week we have a little holiday fun and talk some junior hockey w/ two of the best. Mason Lyttle of the NAHL's Janesville Jets joins us in the studio along with our very own @CanesProspects Pat Clarke to discuss all things prospects and juniors. Also, Canes Goalie Prospect and former Janesville Jet Jack LaFontaine joins us to talk about his first season at U of Michigan. It's a packed studio and a packed show, we hope you enjoy.

Duration: 00:59:59

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