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All of a sudden, Las Vegas likes the Carolina Hurricanes as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Going into the playoffs, their odds were about +1200 to win the Stanley Cup, now they have the best odds at +275 to win the Stanley Cup. Are the Canes worth betting your money on? Also, Dennis Cox, & Brett Knese break down what went wrong for the New Jersey Devils in Game 4.
Following the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils, Dennis Cox, & Brett Knese, WRAL, discuss which players stepped up in the win and who have been consistently well throughout the playoffs. They also explain which players have more room to improve as the series and playoffs continue. They also “Hit It & Quit It” in various topics of sports. Also, Governor Roy Cooper called out ESPN's broadcast teams for being "extraordinarily biased" against the Hurricanes. Dennis & Brett discuss how much truth there is to this.
The NFL has released the scheduled games for International and primetime games for 2023: - Week 4 (Oct. 1) ATL vs JAX (Wembley) - Week 5 (Oct. 8) JAX vs BUF (Tottenham Hotspur) - Week 6 (Oct. 15) BAL vs TEN (Tottenham Hotspur) - Week 9 (Nov. 5) MIA vs KC (Frankfurt) - Week 10 (Nov. 12) IND vs NE (Frankfurt) Black Friday: - MIA at NYJ - Amazon Prime 3 PM Christmas Day: - NYG at PHI - 4:30 pm New Year’s Eve: - CIN at KC - 4:25 pm Also, Jamie Hersch of the NHL Network joins Dennis & Brett to recap the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 4.
Howie Borrow is the keeper of the Stanley Cup. He joins Dennis Cox, & Brett Knese, WRAL, to discuss the history of the Cup and how long he's been responsible for its possession. He shares how many replicates there are of the Stanley Cup and if he's responsible for the same one that the players get to raise once they win it. He also answers different questions about how the Stanley Cup is treated. Also, Dennis & Brett discuss the Carolina Hurricanes' dominating 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 4.
During the Daily Checkdown Dennis & Louis discuss various topics in sports including West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins's comments he made over rival Xavier, suspended WR Stanley Berryhill waived by Lions, Iowa and Iowa State sports betting issues, Isaih Miranda entering the transfer portal, and Game 4 tonight between the Devils and Hurricanes with Adam Gold.
Hayes Permar is the managing partner of a group planning on reopening Raleigh's Rialto Theatre. He joins Dennis Cox & Louis Fernandez Jr to discuss the different events he plans on bringing back to the theatre. He also shares his favorite memories of The Rialto and where his passion came from to bring live events back to it. Also, Dennis & Louis "Hit It & Quit It" on various topics including the Panthers rumored to play against the Chiefs in Germany, and Game 4 between Hurricanes and the Devils.
Chris Lea, WRAL Sports, spoke with Joey Logano, 2x NASCAR Cup Series Champion about the NASCAR All-Star race returning to Charlotte and the remaining races left on the schedule. Also, Kacy Hintz, WRAL Sports, spoke with Carolina Hurricanes analyst Tripp Tracy, who opened up about his incident in New York one year ago and overcoming addiction and the support the Hurricanes organization offered him.
In the world of sports, we throw out the term "must-win" a lot, but is that the case for the Carolina Hurricanes ahead of Game 4 tonight against the New Jersey Devils? Dennis Cox & Louis Fernandez, WRAL Sports, discuss why Game 3 was an outlier between the two teams, the importance of the goaltenders, and Game 4 by the numbers.
Five years ago on this date, the Carolina Hurricanes introduced Rod Brind'Amour as the new head coach of the team. Since then, the Hurricanes have made five consecutive Stanley Cup playoff appearances and have acquired back-to-back Metropolitan Divison championships. An argument could be made that Rod Brind'Amour is the most important part of this organization which has led the team to its recent success.
Should Carolina Hurricanes fans be concerned after the 8-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils in Game 3? Walt Ruff, Hurricanes.com reporter joins Chris & Dennis to share insight on the game and what we should expect to see out of the team in Game 4. Jamie Hersch, NHL Network, shares what coverage has been like so far of this series and if the New Jersey Devils should be concerned about their current goaltending situation. Chris & Dennis "Hit & Quit It" on various topics including the Canes' three short-handed goals, the NHL Draft lottery, and Chandler Zavala's signing with the Carolina Panthers. Also, James Boyd who covers the Indianapolis Colts for The Athletic, joins Chris & Dennis to discuss how good the Anthony Richardson and Josh Downs duo will be.
Fans in North Carolina were certainly surprised by what they witnessed in Game 3 between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils. Kacy Hintz of WRAL Sports was in Newark, NJ covering the game and got to experience the 8-4 in person. She also provides an update following the team's practice this morning. Also, Chris & Dennis discuss the NFL scheduling delay and if the Carolina Panthers are primetime television worth this season with Bryce Young as their new quarterback.
The New Jersey Devils' offense finally found its spark following the results in the first two games of the series. The Devils defeat the Hurricanes 8-4 in Game 3. The Hurricanes were able to score four goals, with three being short-handed. Also, five years ago today Rod Brind'Amour was introduced as the head coach of the Hurricanes. Tom Dundon has gotten it right, but where have other pro sports teams in the state get it wrong?
-Canes Game 2 - -Akira Schmid back in net for the Hurricanes; Timo Meier will be a game-time decision (missed Game 1) … Freddie Andersen to start in net tonight -Centennial Authority Meeting … extended deal with negotiator
With the record the Carolina Hurricanes had in the regular season, where does the concern or doubt come from for the post season? How does he go about explaining to others why he believes what he does? What does he think about Freddie staying in net tonight? Will the NHL freak out if THIS scenario pans out?
What about funding? Is there a timeline when they’re hoping to reach an agreement? What might things look like when it’s all said and done?
During the "Daily Checkdown" Dennis & Brian discuss various topics including the NBA Playoffs, 99.9 The Fan giving away $10,000 as part of their Canes 10K giveaway playoff payout, a 32-field soccer tournament announced for the city of Cary, where the NCHSAA currently stands with the NIL policy, and the Hurricanes win in Game 1, including Seth Jarvis' impressive performance. Also, how will New Jersey Devils' rookie goaltender Akira Schmid respond in the remainder of this series after being pulled in the Game 1 loss?
Walt Ruff, Hurricanes editorial content producer & team reporter joins Dennis & Brain to discuss what the team did well in their 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 1. He breaks down how the Hurricanes were able to shut down the speed of the Devils and irritate rookie goaltender Akira Schmid. He also gives insight into what the strategy should be ahead of Game 2. Also, Dennis & Brian "Hit It & Quit It" on various topics including the Hurricanes Game 1 win, gambling probe in NC, portal shopping for Duke/UNC, and a 32-field soccer tournament announced for Cary.
The Carolina Panthers are preparing for their reset season under new head coach Frank Reich and first-round draft pick, Bryce Young. Have the Panthers as an organization done enough this offseason with the players they've acquired to support the young quarterback? Joe Person, Carolina Panthers writer for The Athletic joins Dennis & Brian to discuss what goals should be of the team ahead of this season. Also, the Hurricanes win game one over the Devils with a 5-1 victory. Goaltender Freddie Andersen was solid, but will we see Antti Raanta at some point in the series?
The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1 in Game One of the second round in front of their home crowd inside PNC Arena. Not only did the Hurricanes' defensemen deliver, but Seth Jarvis, Sebastian Aho, Jordan Staal, and Jordan Martinook all had great showings. Dennis Cox & Brian Murphy, WRALSports investigator, discuss the good start to the series.
Scott Fitterer, general manager of the Carolina Panthers joins Dennis & Louis to discuss the process of drafting Bryce Young and when he knew that he was the guy. He also explains what the goals are of the team now that Young is their quarterback and with the acquired players they've bought in during the off-season. Also, Chris, Dennis, and Louis "Hit & Quit It" on various topics including their conversation with Scott Fitterer, Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 1, goaltending, and NBA MVP - Joel Embiid. Kacey Hintz, WRAL Sports, joins Louis & Dennis to give her opinion on who should start in net tonight for the Hurricanes.
Jamie Hersch, NHL Network, joins Dennis & Louis to provide insight on game one of the second round between the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes. She gives us a preview of what the Hurricanes can expect in rookie goaltender Arika Schmid of the Devils. She also responds to Dennis & Louis's question of whether the Hurricanes have the advantage in net. Also, on Wednesday, the state of North Carolina became the 28th state association in the United States to pass a policy allowing high school athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness. The NCHSAA Board of Directors held a vote to approve the policy for more than 180,000 student-athletes at NCHSAA member schools
A historic playoff rival is renewed as the New Jersey Devils face the Carolina Hurricanes in game one of the second rounds in the Stanely Cup Playoffs. Dennis Cox & Louis Fernandez, WRAL Sports, are outside of PNC Arena to preview the matchup tonight. Not only is there a lot of history between these two teams, but they battled for the first-place spot in the Metropolitan Divison throughout the regular season. What kind of series can we expect to see?
During the "Daily Checkdown" Chris and Dennis discuss how there's already a mock draft out for the 2024 NFL Draft and it has Drake Maye projected to go fourth overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also, the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins tomorrow night as the Carolina Hurricanes welcome the New Jersey Devils to PNC Arena for Game One. The Devils are coming off a 4-0 win over the New York Rangers in a Game 7, but is fatigue going to play that much of a factor in game one, with the energy the Devils have?
When fans walk into PNC Arena tomorrow for game one of the second round between the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes, they'll see some Devils fans in attendance and most likely they'll be from the local area. This has always been an ongoing joke with the Hurricanes fanbase when it comes to opposing fans attending games in Raleigh. Well, public data shows that in nearby cities in Raleigh, there are registered voters whose birthplace shows that they moved here to join the rapidly growing community. Also, Carolina Hurricanes history shows since relocating to Raleigh, they've never lost a playoff series to a rookie goaltender, so what will they have to do to beat Akira Schmid, rookie goalie for the New Jersey Devils in this upcoming series?
The stage is now set for the second round for the Carolina Hurricanes as they'll face Metropolitan opponent, the New Jersey Devils with whom they split in the regular season. Freddie Anderson didn't face the New Jersey Devils in the regular season as Antti Raanta got the shootout win and Pyotr Kochetkov acquired one win and two losses in front of the net, leaving us with the question of who should the Canes start in goal first? Also, the Hurricanes control home-ice advantage throughout the rest of the playoffs, but after what we saw in the first round, does that matter much anymore? Also, today it was announced by the Carolina Panthers that quarterback Bryce Young will wear the No. 9 in Charlotte this upcoming season. Does this make Bryce Young already the best Panthers player to wear No. 9? Chris and Dennis go through previous members of the Panthers roster to see if this question holds true.
In the Daily Checkdown, Chris Lea & Dennis Cox share the tops stories of the day, including UNC football coach Mack Brown not liking how ACC football has gone away from divisions, Steph Curry dropping 50 points against the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Playoffs, the NFL Draft, Carolina Hurricanes, and more.
UNC football coach Mack Brown told Adam Gold that he's not a fan of divisions being taken away in ACC football. Chris Lea & Dennis Cox state why they believe no divisions is the best thing for the conference. Plus, they "Hit It & Quit It" on various topics including the Carolina Panthers and the NFL Draft, Steph Curry scoring 50 points in Game 7 of their first-round matchup in the NBA Playoffs against the Sacramento Kings, Game 7 between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Boston Bruins getting eliminated by the Florida Panthers.
Vashti Hurt of Carolina Blitz breaks down the NFL Draft of the Carolina Panthers, and offers her take on 2023 NFL Draft class for Carolina, including BJ Johnson and Bryce Young. Plus, Dennis Cox & Chris Lea differ on when players should come out college to the NFL Draft after only one NC State football player was drafted.
Chris Lea & Dennis Cox discuss the top stories of the weekend, including the NFL Draft and the picks made by the Carolina Panthers, and offer their draft grades for Carolina. Plus, the Carolina Hurricanes await the winner of the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers in Game 7 of their first-round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including who should start in goal for the Hurricanes. Also, Pat Welter of WRALSports joined Chirs & Dennis to debate which team had the better offseason: UNC basketball, Duke basketball, or NC State basketball.
There's a lot to hit on during today's daily check-down including day two of the NFL Draft, North Meck star Isaiah Evans committing to Duke, Bryce Young going number one to the Carolina Panthers, and the Carolina Hurricanes needing a must-win against the New York Islanders tonight in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Chris Lea and Dennis Cox share what they're most excited about with Bryce Young and Adam Gold previews the Hurricanes' pivotal game against the Islanders.
Can the Carolina Hurricanes take care of business against the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Rod Brind'Amour didn't comment on who the starting goaltender would be ahead of tonight's game. The bigger question that needs to be answered is which player is going to step up for a close-out series win. Also, Kacy Hintz, WRAL Sports comments on if the fanbase is being too negative despite leading the series 3-2 and what the Canes need to do to close out this series. Also, Dennis explains why the NFL Draft is pure reality television in spite of Will Levis not being drafted during the first round last evening.
It's official, last night with the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers selected Bryce Young as their future quarterback. Bryce Young had his introductory press conference this afternoon at Bank of America Stadium as he spoke with the media. Pat Welter of WRAL Sports is on-site and shares what the experience was like as the fans welcomed Bryce Young and what stood out the most during his press conference. Also, the Carolina Hurricanes return to action tonight as they face the New York Islanders in Game 6 on the road in Long Island. Rod Brind'Amour hasn't announced who the starting goaltender will be. It's important for the Carolina Hurricanes to close things out tonight so that they don't have to return to PNC Arena for Game 7 on Sunday.
Former NFL quarterback and CBS correspondent Boomer Esiason spoke with Chris Lea about who he thinks the Carolina Panthers will be picking first overall. Boomer also speaks on his relationship with his former roommate Frank Reich and how much he's spoken with him ahead of the NFL Draft. He also shares what Frank Reich needs to do in his first season as head coach for the Carolina Panthers, with this number one overall draft pick on his roster. Also, Gerald Owens of WRAL Sports is live in Kansas City at the NFL Draft, providing coverage and describing the atmosphere ahead of the draft.
Pat Welter, WRAL News joins Chris and Dennis from the Carolina Panthers headquarters in Charlotte ahead of the NFL Draft this evening. Pat describes what the atmosphere is like at the facility and what he's expecting as he provides draft coverage tonight for WRAL. Chris and Dennis give him five questions to answer and try to see if Pat has received a sneak peek at who the Panthers are selecting tonight during his time within the organization. Also, Chris and Dennis take a look back at the NFL History regarding quarterbacks who went No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft
The day has finally arrived, the NFL Draft is here. Chris Lea and Dennis Cox have you pre-draft coverage on 99.9 The Fan. Speculation shows that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young seems to be the guy despite his size. After the Panthers select their first overall pick in the draft, what's left for them in the draft and what other players are needed to make sure their top-draft pick is successful in his first season? Also, Chris Carlin of ESPN and host of the NFL draft joins Chris and Dennis to give a preview of what things are looking like out in Kansas City.
Sal Paolantonio, ESPN NFL correspondent discusses his process of being embedded with the Carolina Panthers for NFL Draft coverage. He's been providing speaking with different individuals within the Panthers organization about the available quarterbacks in this year's draft class and what they've been looking for. He also shares the potential that the quarterback drafted has when it comes to learning under Andy Dalton, and new head coach Frank Reich. Also, we answer your #HeyJoe questions.
The Hurricanes had a chance last even in Game 5 inside PNC Arena to advance to the second of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the New York Islanders had other plans... The "Hockey Gods" indeed weren't on the side of the Hurricanes as their first goal scored on the power play was called back due to an office call, and Brock Nelson was able to make it 2-0 by volleying down a puck that bounced off the face of Carolina's Sebastian Aho face. The Hurricanes still have a chance to close out their series on the road in Game 6, but is a Game 7 looming in the team's future?
After an anonymous Reddit post, the betting lines for Will Levis to be taken by the Carolina Panthers have drastically shifted. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out how Las Vegas betting odds can drastically shift around the NFL Draft, and how sports books have to take all things into consideration. Also during the Daily Checkdown, conversations about the S2 congitive test, The Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler about to close out the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Carolina Hurricanes looking to finish of the New York Islanders.
Daron Vaught of USA Baseball broke down the long term ramifications for UNC baseball and NC State baseball after both teams got swept in their respective series in ACC baseball over the weekend. Joe Giglio points out to Daron that if something good can happen to North Carolina, it will. Jonathan Alexander of the Houston Chronicle shared with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio that the Houston Texans might not be high on CJ Stroud as a QB, but that he wouldn't be surprised if the Texans used the 12th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to make a move to take a QB. But, it could all be smokescreens.
Even with a 3-1 series lead, the Carolina Hurricanes need to treat Game 5 against the New York Islanders as a 'must-win' game to be well rested for the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against either the New York Rangers or the New Jersey Devils. Mike Maniscalco previews tonight's Game 5 between the Canes & Isles.
The Carolina Hurricanes have a chance to close out their series against the New York Islanders in Game 5 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out how the Canes need to approach it as a must-win. Plus, Jimmy Butler continues to show he steps it up in the NBA playoffs for the Miami Heat.
In the Daily Checkdown, Joe Ovies & Louis Fernandez discuss the latest with the college basketball transfer portal with UNC basketball and NC State basketball adding players through the portal, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers being traded to the New York Jets, the SEC looking to eliminate storming the field and court after wins; the NFL Draft finally arriving for the Carolina Panthers, and the Carolina Hurricanes crushing the New York Islanders in Game 4 of their first round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Plus, the next on the list of Top-10 and Bottom-10 draft picks all time for the Carolina Panthers.