IceMen Insights Podcast #111:
Talkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Holiday Programming Note: We will NOT produce a podcast next week (1/2/13), but will return the following week (1/9/13) and continue weekly as usual after that.

It’s the day after Christmas and Evansville is battling the area’s biggest snowstorm in years, but “IceMen Insights” continues to deliver the goods with a whopping 90 minutes of fresh and fun IceMen analysis, stats, trivia, and (of course) shenanigans…

This week’s topics include last weekend’s mixed results, the impressive play of Nathan Moon and Dylan Clarke, first impressions of Kevin Baker, the Dale-Kennedy-Vogelhuber line, Saturday night’s Matt Gens hip-check and post-game fight, Rob Madore’s future, Springfield’s gaggle of goaltenders, affiliation options for next season, and the latest injury and transaction news.

Derick and I also discuss the team’s tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary, balancing hopes with expectations, the talent of the IceMen roster both now and down the line, why the IceMen struggle in the third period, fun stories about Rich Kromm and Brian Patafie, how to determine the “Three Stars of the Game,” and the team’s next two weeks of games.

Plus: One IceMen player’s hatred of “Gangnam Style,” the disappearing Chuck-A-Puck bucket, Paul Karpowich’s mascot muse, Paul Dainton’s red equipment, Ford Center suites, “Kevinsville” and the “Asylum Annex,” Brad Perkins’ ECHL 25th Fan-niversary Contest victory, “Lord of the Rings” and R2D2 references, pausing the show (again), Derick pre-empting me on WYIR, New Year’s resolutions, Dave’s Taxi, and TWO “Shocker’s Hockey Rock Songs of the Week” inspired by lazy Mayans and unwanted holiday visitors!

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

Episode 111 – Dec. 26, 2012 (1:30:09 – 82.5 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 30-60 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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