IceMen Insights Podcast #117:
“Real Men of Genius” Debuts

The IceMen are in the Sunshine State this week, hoping to make a final push toward the playoffs. Meanwhile, “IceMen Insights” is back home again in Indiana with another hour-plus of news, analysis and shenanigans – but mostly the latter…

This week’s topics include the IceMen snapping their winless skid with back-to-back victories over the Fort Wayne Komets, Kevin Baker’s hot streak, Todd Robinson and Josh Beaulieu ascending into the ECHL’s scoring leadership race, Paul Dainton finding his groove, when Paul Karpowich will return from Peoria, Evansville’s “tragic number” for playoff elimination, playing spoiler, and our weekly IceMen injury and transaction report.

Derick and I also discuss player salaries in the ECHL, the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Professional Hockey Players Association, Dan Gendur bolting for the CHL, Wade MacLeod’s scary injury in Springfield, Brian Bicek’s condition in Kalamazoo, Matt Gens’ season-ending surgery, Todd Robinson’s future, and the upcoming week of IceMen hockey.

Plus: The debut of “Real Men of Genius,” Derick’s trivia winning streak comes to an end, PuckDaddy linking to, Brian Patafie beating people up, performing “like Mozart with a paintbrush,” babies in bellies, Derick struggles to pronounce “optimum,” MySpace is better than Facebook, Star Wars nerds, ice racing at the Ford Center, Stephen Rickard’s groin, Fabio and Ficorelli, and rockin’ it with Metallica!

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

Episode 117 – Feb. 20, 2013 (1:10:15 – 64.3 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by and “The Music Bomb” WYIR (Evansville’s 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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