IceMen Insights Podcast #206:
Minimus & The Flying Sasquatch

Next Scheduled Broadcasts: Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 15

The IceMen have won back-to-back games after a 3-game losing streak, and “IceMen Insights” is back (after taking a week off) with the second-longest episode in show history…

Derick and I discuss getting a much-needed win over the Cyclones, needing one more second on the clock against the Komets, removing equipment to fight, Matt Krug nearly getting a Gordie Howe Hat Trick (again), taking 2 of 3 in Gwinnett over the Thanksgiving weekend, and the big post-game fracas against the Gladiators that produced Derick’s now-infamous “Flying Sasquatch” call on the radio.

This week’s topics also include the release of Jason Dale, the addition of Tom Zanoski, Joe Lavin’s injury, Josh Beaulieu’s longevity, Toledo’s run at a dubious record, Sergei Bobrovsky’s injury and what it means for the IceMen, Teddy Bear Tosses, the next IceMen TV special, the Indy Fuel, 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 upcoming IceMen games.

In “Overtime,” Derick again takes us behind the scenes – visiting Toledo, spending Thanksgiving in Georgia, broadcasting with your brother, calling a game from the rafters, and scheduling issues. We also talk about the baby blue IceMen jerseys, new jersey designs coming next season, Seth Jones, and the NHL’s massive new Canadian TV contract – with an in-depth look at what the TV deal means for the futures of the NHL, “Hockey Night in Canada,” NHL TV in the United States, major junior hockey, and the NHL’s salary cap and floor.

Plus: Icy the St. Bernard, feeling nipples, hilarious line names, Derick makes fun of his mom and dad, James Brooks, Gwinnett’s creepy version of Stephen Rickard, Derick’s new porn name, wiener dog races on ice, kilts and dresses, Lord Bartus, Keep Evansville Beaulieutiful, Elvis, how Derick would spend $5.2 billion, Thanksgiving taters, Snagglepuss, Eminem and Kid Rock, the NHL’s new Cruiserweight Champion, Ocho Cinco, peeing in your sleep, Elf, valley girls, and more Derick nonsense in an updated “Overtime” intro!

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

Episode 206 with OT – Dec. 4, 2013 (2:23:22 – 131 MB)

“Overtime” Bonus Segment Only (1:21:44 – 75 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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