IceMen Insights Podcast #104:
Getting Off the Schnide

The IceMen finally bid farewell to their winless (0-6-1) start and won not once, but twice! (Alas, the IceMen did lose on Education Day, so Derick’s prediction of three straight victories ultimately fell just short of coming to fruition – and he’s clearly a bit off-kilter as a result.) We cover a bunch of topics this week, as we top the 45-minute mark with our longest show yet…

In this week’s edition, Derick and I talk about the improvement of the IceMen power-play and newcomer Austin Madaisky’s role in it, Daniel Tetrault as the team’s second alternate captain while Phil Plante is out with back spasms, who to take out of the lineup once Plante is ready to return, Jesse Perrin’s injury status, getting Dan Gendur going, how to handle the goaltender rotation, and continued criticisms of Rich Kromm and Todd Robinson.

We also discuss the great atmosphere at the two most recent home games, Education Day ticket issues and the logistical challenges of such an event, video review (or “instant replay”) in the ECHL, the struggles of the Peoria Rivermen and how the IceMen could be affected going forward, and how special teams statistics could be fine-tuned in order to paint a more clear picture.

Plus: Justin Bieber, munchkins from The Wizard of Oz, Gangnam Style, a Hoosier-ific “Shocker’s Hockey Rock Song of the Week” selection, ZOOperstars eating people, and naked IceMen raising the roof!

To listen to this week’s podcast (MP3), simply click the link below!

Episode 104 – Nov. 7, 2012 (45:31 – 41.6 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by and Evansville’s “Real Alternative” WYIR (96.9 FM “The Wire”), offering IceMen fans a FREE weekly podcast about IceMen hockey. It is hosted by WYIR’s Derick “Dirty D” Benigni and Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley, and generally lasts 25-40 minutes (give or take).

“IceMen Insights” is generally recorded on Tuesdays and originally airs as part of WYIR’s “Amusement Park,” a weekly show featuring hockey talk and arena rock that airs from Noon to approximately 2:30 PM (CT) every Wednesday on 96.9 FM and (The “IceMen Insights” segment generally airs at around 1 PM, and is then made available on on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday after its debut airing on WYIR.) Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for a complete archive of “IceMen Insights” episodes. The podcasts should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

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