Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina Hurricanes

Today on Ask an Indie Rock Dude About Sports, we’re talking to Mac McCaughan, the singer and guitarist for Chapel Hill lifers Superchunk and the king of the best hooks in rock 'n' roll since 1989. (For newbies, his tried-and-true staple “Slack Motherfucker” deserves your respect.) In addition to fronting his band, … »4/10/15 4:30pm4/10/15 4:30pm


Johnny Boychuk Gets Boarded, And Claude Julien Can't Stop Swearing

Carolina's Patrick Dwyer gave Johnny Boychuk a little push into the boards during the Hurricanes-Bruins game, and Boychuk didn't come away unscathed. He was in visible pain after his legs folded up under him. Officials didn't call a penalty on Dwyer, which caused Bruins coach Claude Julien to swear quite a bit. »3/15/14 4:26pm3/15/14 4:26pm

Martin Brodeur Scores Goal Against Carolina Hurricanes (Sort Of)

This is one way to come back from an injury. Early in the first period, the Devils were called for a penalty so, as teams always do, Carolina pulled the goalie to get a man advantage until New Jersey could possess the puck. It's a pretty fail-safe strategy in that it's virtually impossible for anything bad to happen… »3/21/13 8:06pm3/21/13 8:06pm

Poor Dan Ellis Got Freight-Trained, Then Scored Upon

It's not supposed to work this way. Carolina goalie Dan Ellis was just minding his net and his own business, trying to wrest playing time from young Justin Peters in the wake of Cam Ward's MCL sprain. When—bam!—he gets bowled over by Ryan Callahan. Before he can collect himself, or scramble to his skates, Derek Stepan… »3/19/13 9:37am3/19/13 9:37am

Awful Uncalled Penalty Sets Up Game-Winning Goal Six Seconds Later

Perhaps referees can't be bothered to care when two last-place teams go at it. That's the only possible explanation for the lack of a call on Anaheim's Corey Perry for tripping up Carolina's Jussi Jokinen. It wasn't away from the puck, or in a cloud of bodies, but right out there in the open where everyone and their… »2/09/12 10:50am2/09/12 10:50am