IceMen Insights Podcast #204:
Building Character & Camaraderie

Next Scheduled Broadcasts: Nov. 21 & Dec. 4

The IceMen are flying high at 6-1-1, and after a week off, “IceMen Insights” is back with two weeks’ worth of analysis and nonsense crammed into a two-hour show…

Derick and I discuss the ugly 7-0 home loss to Cincinnati, bouncing back with big wins over Toledo and Fort Wayne, the team’s successful trip to South Carolina, strong play by a pair of Matts (Krug and Lowry), unselfish moves by Daultan Leveille and Patrick Kennedy, healthy scratches, and the controversy surrounding Allen York’s lackluster performance against the Cyclones.

This week’s topics also include Derick’s initial thoughts on Jeremy Langlois and Jacob Johnston, players wanting to play for Coach Pyle, starting slow but finishing strong, Craig MacDonald’s EBUG experience, Matt Gens’ retirement, an update on Trent Vogelhuber, pulling the goalie REALLY early, Fill The Bus for the Tri-State Food Bank, another Skate Down Memory Lane, our weekly update on The Birds and The BJs, the Orthopaedic Associates Injury & Transaction Report, and a look ahead at the next week of IceMen games.

In “Overtime,” our new podcast-exclusive bonus segment, Derick again takes us behind the scenes – life on the bus during the South Carolina trip, team discussions about Richie Incognito and hazing in sports, team togetherness, domestic violence at IHOP, observations about the Stingrays’ barn, Pyle wanting to shake things up, and Spanish commercials on WEOA. We also talk about expectations of the IceMen fans, how “The 3 Stars of the Game” are determined, Ilya Bryzgalov signing with the Oilers, Steven Stamkos’ broken leg, Alex Steen’s hot start for the Blues, and the ECHL “Fantasy Team” voting. (Note: If you’ve already listened to the on-air portion of the show, “Overtime” by itself is available below as a separate download.)

Plus: Giving “Soupy” a luchador name, Derick honors his own “Maniac Asylum Lunatic(s) of the Week,” Stephen Rickard’s adult film, Neil Diamond, workin’ the five-hole, Derick is hung like a toddler, talking like drill sergeants, the “Karo Kid,” Brian Patafie is old, diphthongs and cunning linguists, Derick is psychic, cops and donuts, The Rock, Valtteri Filppula, Derick’s calendar snafu, Justin Bieber, camo jerseys, another Education Day, Derick sings a remix of “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,” spooning with Patafie, the “Fan Zam,” and IceMen bobbleheads!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 204 with OT – Nov. 13, 2013 (2:09:59 – 119 MB)

“Overtime” Bonus Segment Only (59:45 – 55 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.

“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 typically lasts 45-60 minutes (give or take), and is then made available on on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of the “Amusement Park” on WYIR. The online edition also includes a podcast-exclusive bonus segment called “Overtime,” featuring inside scoop from IceMen headquarters, straight from “The Mouth of the IceMen” himself.

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!

We would like to thank the fine folks at Orthopaedic Associates for joining us as a sponsor for Season 2. Orthopaedic Associates is the official orthopaedic care provider for the IceMen. They offer walk-in orthopaedic urgent care at their offices in Evansville, Newburgh and Henderson. For more information, visit

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