Next Shows: Wed 4/2 & Wed 4/9
As the IceMen continue to struggle down the stretch, “IceMen Insights” is back with another hour-plus of online-exclusive analysis and nonsense! In this week’s episode…
Derick and I discuss starting the 6-game homestand with just one victory in four games, special teams struggles, all of the roster moves prior to last week’s AHL and ECHL trade deadlines, the injuries of Jacob Johnston and Dustin Hopfner, Mike Clemente’s brief AHL call-up, the returns of 5 key players, the height of Jeremy Langlois’ ceiling, and our head-to-head predictions for whether or not the IceMen will make the playoffs.
Topics of conversation also include Orlando’s Mike Duco jumping Alex Aleardi, Manny Legace’s visit to IceMen practice, Saturday’s Guns & Hoses jersey auction, Stewart the Scotsman’s visit to Evansville, the team’s upcoming VERY long road trip to Florida, the IceMen “No More Bullies” program, another Skate Down Memory Lane, and a look ahead at upcoming IceMen games.
We also touch on all of the things going on with the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club – tailgating at Saturday’s home finale, the season-ending road trip to Fort Wayne and Kalamazoo, locker room nameplates (or lack thereof), sitting on the IceMen bench during pre-game warm-ups, and our annual “Maniac Madness” college hoops bracket contest.
In addition, we offer up another installment of our new segment called “Hockey 101,” aimed at helping fans better understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of hockey. We discuss a linesman’s basic blunder on an offside call in Friday’s game against Orlando, which zone the blue line belongs to (it’s tricky), the referee’s options for a Boarding penalty (inspired by Peter Sakaris in Sunday’s game against Florida), and penalizing goaltenders for freezing the puck (inspired by Mike Clemente in Sunday’s game).
Plus: Trading Shocker, Derick berates bandwagon jumpers, “The Dead Dog Minute with Stephen Rickard,” Geography Is Hard, “Let’s Get It On,” going au naturel, Derick makes fun of his wife (repeatedly), Stephen Rickard’s pink flamingo and taters, Larry Solinger’s “confrontation” with Matt Krug, half-naked Derick, and the long-awaited return of The Maniac Asylum Lunatic Of The Week!
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About the Show
“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com, offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.
Currently, “IceMen Insights” is offered 100% in online podcast form, exclusively right here on IceMenManiacs.com. The show is generally recorded on Tuesday evening and made available for FREE download on Wednesday afternoon, typically at around 2 or 3 PM (CT). Each podcast is presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.
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