IceMen Insights Podcast #213:
Longest Episode Ever!

Next Show: Wed 4/30 (Tentatively)

The season may be over for the IceMen, but “IceMen Insights” is jam-packed with nearly 3 hours of online-exclusive analysis and nonsense! In this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss finishing the season above .500, season totals for fighting majors and “car wash goals,” the performance and final stats of over 25 IceMen players, why the team fell apart over the final two months, and Jeff Pyle’s decision to bring back so many players from last season’s last-place team.

Topics of conversation also include our ECHL and NHL playoff predictions, a former ECHL goalie who made history, scoring a goal in a game you didn’t actually play, Derick’s upcoming trip to Wheeling, the season’s final injury and transaction report, another Skate Down Memory Lane, and an update on the Birds and the BJs.

We also take a look around the NHL’s hot topics, including Nashville parting ways with Barry Trotz, Toronto hiring Brendan Shanahan, Ryan O’Reilly’s incredible 2-PIM season, Teemu Selanne’s impending retirement, and Martin Brodeur’s foggy future.

In addition, we offer up another installment of “Hockey 101,” aimed at helping fans better understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of hockey. We discuss “winning percentage” versus “points percentage,” streak terminology in hockey, delayed penalties and pulling the goalie during them, and the tangible benefits of having home-ice advantage.

Plus: A new “Real Men of Genius” spoof, Derick makes himself do a spit-take, Bakersfield’s “Undie Sunday,” Ian Fraser’s weight (or lack thereof), Derick’s role as “Assistant GM,” Boyz II Men, converting the bus driver, Derick as Matt Krug’s scorned ex, “Hammer Hands” Clemente, an interesting story about James Reid, Derick throws Ryan Huff under the bus (again), Sharknado, a musical tribute to our president, Derick REALLY wants a BJ, and a prize offer exclusively for “Insights” listeners!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 213 – Apr. 16, 2014 (2:49:58 – 155 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by, 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 Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

Currently, “IceMen Insights” is offered 100% in online podcast form, exclusively right here on 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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