Canes Country Podcast: Rod Brind’Amour and the Frying Pan Full of Glass

May 9, 2018

For some reason, it took months of embarrassment and media circuses for the Carolina Hurricanes just to promote two in-house candidates to the positions of head coach and general manager...

This week, Brett and Justin discuss all the happenings surrounding the Canes, including the hirings of Rod Brind'Amour and Don Waddell, the second-overall draft pick, and where the team goes from here.

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Canes Country Podcast: America Runs on Dundon

April 13, 2018

The 2017-18 season has reached its merciful end for the Carolina Hurricanes, but the offseason fun is just beginning.

On a marathon episode of the podcast, the guys put a bow on another failed season, voice their concerns about Tom Dundon, speculate about offseason moves, give their predictions for the NHL playoffs, talk entirely too long about things that aren’t relevant, announce the summer plans for the podcast, and much more.

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Canes Country Podcast: The Youth Movement

March 28, 2018

The addition of two young AHL stars to the roster has reenergized a middling Carolina Hurricanes club, but what does it mean moving forward?

This week, the guys discuss the success of Valentin Zykov and Warren Foegele, the GM search, Bill Peters' future, what the blue line could look like next year, and much more.

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Canes Country Podcast: The Hurricanes Could’ve Been the Maple Leafs?

March 23, 2018

The Carolina Hurricanes could be the Toronto Maple Leafs right now... kinda. This week, Brett and Justin talk about the future of the Hurricanes, what the offseason could entail, draft blunders, and much more.

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Canes Country Podcast: Brooklyn Barbecue

March 7, 2018

The Carolina Hurricanes didn't try their best in Minnesota, so Kyle and Justin didn't try their best on this week's podcast.

This week, the guys discuss the Hurricanes' recent blowout loss to Eric Staal and the Minnesota Wild, the club's playoff hopes moving forward, all things New York, and more.

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Canes Country Podcast: I Like Our Group

February 28, 2018

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, as has our optimism for the Carolina Hurricanes.

This week, we try to make sense of a quiet trade deadline for the Canes, which leads to a lot of anger. We also talked about the big deals that were made across the NHL and, according to Kevin Garnett, anything is possible.

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Canes Country Podcast: Tomas Kaberle Is Available

February 21, 2018

On this episode of the Canes Country Podcast, Kyle and Justin are joined by Brian LeBlanc, Canes Country editor, as Brett felt under the weather. The guys discuss the Hurricanes drafting habits and what players will develop into talent. We come up with bizarre Erik Karlsson trade scenarios and discuss the week ahead. And yes, there are Tomas Kaberle and Alex Ponikarovsky references.

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Canes Country Podcast: Is it Time to Trust in Justin?

February 15, 2018

The Carolina Hurricanes have won three straight games and are holding on to the final playoff spot in the East. Where do they go from here?

Here are the things that Brett and Justin discussed this week on the podcast:

  • The Kings traded for Dion Phaneuf in the midst of their blowout loss to the Hurricanes. (0:00)
  • Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris head to Charlotte, and Patrick Brown makes his triumphant return. (2:30)
  • Elliotte Friedman suggests that Bill Peters could start to have more control over roster moves. (6:50)
  • Justin Faulk got a hat trick?!?! (14:50)
  • Does it make sense to call up one of Charlotte’s hot scorers? (19:30)
  • T-minus two weeks until the trade deadline. (25:00)
  • A big weekend ahead for the Hurricanes. (31:30)
  • Canes playoff odds over/under game. (34:25)

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Canes Country Podcast: Looking for Answers

January 24, 2018

Well, it's about *that* time of year when the negativity starts to settle in. A rough week for the Carolina Hurricanes paints an unclear picture for the team as they prepare for the stretch run of the 2017-18 regular season.

The guys, joined by guest Liam Goff, discuss the following topics on this week's episode of the podcast:

  • A warm welcome to our guest, Canes Country’s local hockey writer Liam Goff, and Justin asks him to review the podcast while on the podcast. (0:00)
  • Liam talks about his transition from being a Minnesotan to being a North Carolinian, the hockey scene in the Triangle, and covering local amateur hockey. (2:33)
  • Game recaps for Carolina’s 3-1 loss in Detroit, 5-1 loss against the Golden Knights, and 3-1 loss in Pittsburgh. Where do the Hurricanes go from here? (5:51)
  • Scott Darling continues to struggle in his first season as a Hurricane. How should the organization handle their big-money goaltender? (13:18)
  • What is the real problem with the Hurricanes? Bill Peters, lack of talent, or both? (23:30)
  • The ticket prices are lowering and the attendance numbers are rising at PNC Arena. (37:48)

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Canes Country Podcast: Baby Bye, Bye, Bye Week

January 18, 2018

Happy bye week! The Hurricanes aren't playing, but that doesn't mean we can't record a podcast.

This week, we discuss Sebastian Aho's injuries and what it means for the team moving forward, trade rumors are coming in hot, and Canes Country senior writer Peter Dewar stops by to tell us all about his adventures as a member of the Rockford Ice Hogs' communications department.

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