IceMen Insights Podcast #317:
Hey, We Won A Game!

Next Episode: Wed 3/11

Among the analysis and nonsense in this week’s episode…

Derick and I discuss Chris Driedger’s return from the NHL, the departure of Brandon Wong, the IceMen snapping an 8-game skid but subsequently dropping below .300, evaluating players while preparing to “blow it all up and start over” next season, balancing loyalty to a losing team and the desire to win, the value of intimidation and holding opponents accountable for crossing the line, hoping for a team full of Beaulieus, and another busy 2 weeks of IceMen injuries and transactions.

Topics of conversation also include the E-Sens jersey auction and Shocker’s idea for a similar “heritage” style IceMen jersey, the Hoosier Hockey Championship Belt changing hands, the upcoming Maniac bus trip to Cincinnati, and the next week of IceMen games.

We also tackle the NHL trade deadline, including ideas for how the NHL can tweak the draft lottery to prevent “tanking.” We take a look at the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets swapping albatross contracts, Nashville’s struggles since swinging a big trade with Toronto, the Blackhawks attempting to fill the void created by Patrick Kane’s injury, marquee names like Jaromir Jagr and Keith Yandle changing locales, and a bunch of other moves made at the deadline.

Plus: Mad Speculation, healthy scratches, junk and beans, Derick shares a story involving a Woody, Mancrush Mojo has failed us, rockin’ out to Aerosmith, Disney On Ice, Derick returns to the Ford Center press box, and tummysticks!

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

Episode 317 – March 4, 2015 (1:15:25 – 69 MB)

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