IceMen Insights Podcast #131:
Introducing “The Mouth of the IceMen”

Next Scheduled Broadcast: Sept. 25
(Season 2 premieres Oct. 2)

With “The Amusement Park” LIVE on location at the Ford Center this week, “IceMen Insights” adopts a bit of a different format for one week only – but still brings it with another hour of analysis and nonsense…

This week’s top story is the (finally) officially-announced hiring of Derick as the new IceMen radio broadcaster. Shocker throws WYIR’s Andy Fuller under the bus Jambulance for spilling the beans, Derick explains that he’s medically cleared to start the season after recently sustaining a concussion, we discuss what it’s like working in the IceMen office and why Derick prefers to be called “The Mouth of the IceMen,” and we clarify what Derick’s hiring means for the future of “IceMen Insights.” (Hint: Season 2 premieres in a few weeks!)

Derick and I then discuss Ron Geary’s stance on spending to the salary cap, the returns of Matt Krug and Donnie Harris, the signing of Loren Barron and his connection to Krug, Peter Sakaris getting a look with the Blue Jackets, longing for Austin Madaisky, and if Josh Beaulieu will shift from wing to center this season.

This week’s topics also include the IceMen office improving communication with the fans, old players and even older Brian Patafie, the upcoming season ticket holder open house at the Ford Center, the now-cancelled free agent camp, plans for training camp and a public intra-squad scrimmage, and why the IceMen won’t be playing any pre-season games.

Plus: A pair of podcast-exclusive segments in honor of Derick, Shocker rants about noisy fans at “IceMen Live,” That’s What She Said, Jacob Franklin begging for on-air mentions, Journey and the Macarena, Derick is Shocker’s trained monkey, Ian Fraser’s “Jaaason Daaale,” Terry Ficorelli’s tan, Derick hilariously quotes “Goon,” a team of goalies, “Brokeback Mountain,” Derick gets excited about hockey equipment, upcoming Booster Club events, and no more Music Bomb!

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

Episode 131 – Sept. 11, 2013 (1:00:20 – 55.2 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by and “Wired” 96.9 FM (Evansville’s WYIR), offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by IceMen play-by-play broadcaster 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 fun-filled 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 in Evansville and online worldwide at The stream can also be accessed on virtually any computer or mobile device via or the TuneIn radio app – just search for WYIR!

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 are presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Feel free to shoot Shocker an e-mail (send it to and put “IceMen Insights” in the subject line) if you have any comments or questions about the show, suggestions for topics of discussion, or questions you’d like us to answer during the next episode. You can also drop us a line on Facebook via Derick’s page or Shocker’s page. In addition, fans are welcome to chime in over on the Maniac Message Board!

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