IceMen Insights Podcast #106:
More Injuries Than A Hospital

The IceMen may have been hit hard by an incredible number of long-term injuries, but “IceMen Insights” is 100% healthy and growing larger by the week…

In this week’s pre-Thanksgiving episode (which clocks in at over an hour!), Derick and I discuss the rapidly-growing IceMen injury list, the team’s road victories against the Cyclones and Komets (and the Maniacs making lots of noise in Fort Wayne), Sunday’s atrocious ice conditions and how they led to Todd Robinson’s injury, how the IceMen acquired Nathan Moon, and taking advantage of Rich Kromm’s connections in the SPHL.

We also talk in-depth about how the Komets and IceMen took different approaches to building this season’s rosters, speculate about the possibility of seeing Brian Bicek return to Evansville in the future, debunk the Evansville Courier & Press “anti-IceMen conspiracy,” and preview the team’s season-long 5-game road trip.

In addition, we throw both of ourselves under the bus (including a story about Derick “Twinkle Toes” Benigni figure skating), rock out to some AC/DC, talk a bit about the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club, and turn talk about groin injuries into a hilarious impromptu bonus edition of “Shocker’s Hockey Rock Song of the Week” from The Arrogant Worms.

Plus: Namedrops a-plenty, including Brad Perkins, Dixie Halber, Tommy Mason and Stephen Rickard!

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

Episode 106 – Nov. 21, 2012 (1:06:08 – 60.5 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 typically lasts 30-45 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 usually 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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