Next Episode Airs Wed. Oct. 14
(Podcast Online Thu. Oct. 15)
Is It October Yet? Well yes, as a matter of fact, it is! And this week’s “IceMen Insights” is super-sized in order to get you ready for the start of the season! Among the analysis and nonsense in this extended episode…
Derick and I discuss which players have been sent down to Evansville by Binghamton and Ottawa (and why a goaltender is not among them), all of the players the IceMen have signed to ECHL contracts, the ECHL’s opening-day roster deadline, and this weekend’s Guns & Hoses hockey game at Swonder.
For the first time this season, “IceMen Insights” goes into OVERTIME, our podcast-exclusive bonus segment that does not air on WYIR. This edition of OT (which begins at the 29:23 mark in the MP3) gets started with a Derick rant on 3-on-3 OT and a look at the new IceMen radio broadcasting arrangement, which does not actually include over-the-air radio. We then transition to the conclusion of our series of NHL off-season recaps, beginning with some updates on teams we’ve previously covered in Season 4 – including news about a player with Evansville ties making an NHL roster at the age of 19.
We finally delve into the 5 teams we ran out of time for during our previous 3 episodes. Derick’s beloved Toronto Maple Leafs threw a ton of money at Mike Babcock, traded Phil Kessel, and brought in a bunch of cheap veterans. The Penguins acquired the aforementioned Kessel, the Sharks spit out their longtime coach and goaltender, the Kings made a big trade with Boston and dealt with a pair of headline-grabbing off-ice controversies, and the Ducks made a lot of moves in an effort to finally get over the hump in the playoffs.
We also take an in-depth look at the Central Division, which features some of the Evansville area’s favorite NHL teams. The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks now look a lot different thanks to salary cap woes, Dallas is starting to look a bit like Chicago South, the Wild didn’t go wild with off-season changes, the Jets largely stayed the course as well, Colorado made some questionable moves, the Predators re-signed a zillion forwards and brought in a couple of nice depth additions, and the Blues are, um, well, we’re not quite sure what exactly they’re doing over in St. Louis.
Plus: Derick tests Shocker’s foul-language censorship skills during OT, Fall Festival stories, rockin’ out with Motley Crue, the sad story of a non-displaced broken penis, the adventures of Bobcat Pabthway, the return of the Jagr mullet, Irish pricks, visiting Arkansas, Derick’s filthy stache, moist sphincters, and Shocker gets his Fic on!
To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!
Episode 404 – Aired Oct. 7, 2015 (1:53:12 – 103 MB)
* * * * * * * * * *
About the Show
“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE podcast about Evansville IceMen hockey. Airing regularly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by former IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.
The “IceMen Insights” podcast is offered exclusively online right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show originally airs on Evansville’s WYIR (96.9 FM) and online via WYIR.com and TuneIn.com at 4 PM (CT) on Wednesday, and is then made available for FREE download on IceMenManiacs.com on Thursday (usually in the morning). Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or portable MP3 player.
Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for more information about the show, details about how you can make comments about or submit questions for the show, and a complete archive of past “IceMen Insights” episodes and comedy bits.