IceMen Insights Podcast #129:
Sideshow for the Fur Circus

Next Scheduled Broadcasts: Aug. 28, Sept. 11 & Sept. 25
(Season 2 premieres Oct. 2)

“IceMen Insights” is back for a second straight week, and with no shortage of stuff to talk about, we’ve got our second-longest show ever…

Derick and I discuss adding some beef to the blueline, Rob Madore landing in Cincinnati, a Stanley Cup champion joining our affiliation system, how Jeff Pyle can define Rich Kromm’s legacy, the IceMen free agent camp, goaltending depth in the Blue Jackets organization, and 2013-14 home game promotions.

This week’s topics also include IceMen players with NHL experience, the most common names in IceMen history, another Patafie on Twitter, fans loving nice guys, learning to play hockey even as an adult, another season of Maniac Softball, and the show’s upcoming schedule.

We also catch up on a variety of NHL topics, including the 2013-14 schedule, which teams will make the most national TV appearances, the league’s new division names, Ilya Kovalchuk’s “retirement” from the NHL, the Blues trading David Perron but locking up a few others, several high-dollar long-term contract extensions, and the Penguins’ salary cap situation.

Plus: Another MAJOR announcement, Fur Circus, Jason Dale bobblehead ideas, dirty mustaches and mullets, Derick gets verklempt, Make-A-Wish, whiskey prescriptions, a classic TV theme, Puck the Media, another “Maniac Asylum Lunatic of the Week,” and the locker room mafia!

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

Episode 129 – Aug. 14, 2013 (1:51:26 – 102 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 regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show 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 show featuring hockey talk and arena rock that airs from Noon to approximately 2:30 or 3:00 PM (CT) each 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 the “Amusement Park” 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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