IceMen Insights Podcast #122:
The End Is Near

Programming Note: “IceMen Insights” will be off the next two weeks (April 3 and 10), but our first-ever “Amusement Park After Dark” post-post-game special (which originally aired on March 23 after the IceMen home finale) will be posted as a free podcast next week (April 3) and I’ll be posting some season-in-review stories over the next few weeks as well. “IceMen Insights” will then return on April 17, and we’ll let everyone know when the rest of our off-season broadcast schedule has been sorted out.

The 2012-13 season’s home finale is now behind us and the IceMen only have three road games remaining, but “IceMen Insights” is still going strong with another episode that clocks in at more than an hour…

This week’s topics include Friday’s player/fan fight, Saturday’s home finale, Daniel Tetrault getting a much-deserved look in Peoria, Austin Madaisky’s return and subsequent call-up to Springfield, debating whether or not to play Kevin Moore, the season’s final attendance average, and our weekly IceMen injury and transaction report.

Derick and I also discuss bribing Daniel Tetrault with Grippo’s and Ski, bringing back Mark Cody, ticket sales goals for next season, the IceMen Player Awards, Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in IceMen history, last week’s Brian Patafie interview, Rich Kromm’s allure, the growth of the IceMen Maniacs Booster Club, road trippin’ to Cincinnati, and the team’s final games of the season.

Plus: A “Real Men of Genius” about fans shooting at the net, The Todd Robinson Expressway, Derick predicts the lottery numbers, Komets miss the playoffs, Tommy Mason’s worst nightmare, a former NHL All-Star visits the Ford Center, Derick is a heartless d-bag, great mustaches in hockey history, giving Stephen Rickard the puck-bunny treatment, Bo Cheesman, Patafie takes a shot at Derick’s beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, “6-foot-25-foot” goalies, Chris Lémon as an EBUG, Stephen Rickard the lady slayer, Garry Kasparov and Darius Kasparaitis, kids adore Shocker, WYIR’s JAMbulance, comparing Stephen Rickard’s fingers and mouth, Jason Lee McKinney, Derick forgets the name of his own radio show, Jacob-Danielle Hockeylovers Franklin-Brown Esquire The Third, and a “Shocker’s Hockey Rock Song of the Week” for Kevin Moore fans!

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

Episode 122 – March 27, 2013 (1:12:22 – 66.2 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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