IceMen Insights Podcast #113:
The Post-Lockout Fallout Begins

The IceMen (4-1-1 in January) are starting to heat up, the NHL is back, and this week’s “IceMen Insights” is our longest episode to date…

This week’s topics include “playing a road game” at home, Todd Robinson’s recent improvement, Anthony Nigro’s successful shift from wing to center, Aaron Gens’ first pro goal(s) and his development, forwards playing defense, Paul Karpowich finding his game, Paul Dainton’s AHL call-up, and our weekly IceMen injury and transaction report.

Derick and I also discuss how the end of the NHL lockout is affecting the IceMen and team rosters throughout the ECHL, Brian Bicek signing with Kalamazoo and the chances of Bicek returning to Evansville in the future, players “chasing money” in the minors, IceMen face-off stats so far this season, the longest-tenured IceMen players, and the upcoming week of IceMen hockey.

Plus: A new segment called “The Brian Patafie Tweet of the Week,” Patafie’s official business card title, astronomical stick budgets in the NHL, “intent to blow,” the wedding of two IceMen Maniacs Booster Club members, a Tornado Warning in January, a “Tool Time” reference, Fulton Reed from “The Mighty Ducks,” youth hockey road trips, a little game called “Guess How Long It Is,” and writing million-dollar checks!

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

Episode 113 – Jan. 16, 2013 (1:39:28 – 91.0 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 45-90 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 or 3:00 PM (CT) every Wednesday on 96.9 FM and (The “IceMen Insights” segment usually airs at 1:00 PM, and is then made available on on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of 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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