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from Daryl Reaugh at the Dallas Stars website,
• The league needs to go back to home teams wearing white and road teams wearing their darker uniforms. As it is now fans see only two jerseys: white-based road team jerseys, and the same home uniform, 41 tilts in a row.
• Are those indication lines really going to get painted? Are they having trouble matching paint, or deciding on a color? (I’d go with neon sour apple)
• I used to think I had the best gig in hockey but after meeting Paul “BizNasty” Bissonnette on the weekend and getting his full story there’s no question he does. $700,000 a season to work out, take warmup, and Tweet. Good on him. Like most enforcers he has an infectious personality, big heart (he brings homeless people to games in Glendale and feeds them) and is a real good teammate. Among NHLers only Ovechkin has more Followers on Twitter.
from Steve Hunt of FOXSportsSouthwest,
Do you see the Stars’ sale getting done before the season?
Reaugh: Well, you think about it. Everybody that says well, we’re just going to concentrate on what we concentrate on is lying because it affects so many things. It affects how much money gets spent in a lot of areas. There is a ton of uncertainty and a sense that you’re semi in limbo. Yet at the same time, if you look at what the Rangers have been able to do with it sort of hanging over their head, it gives belief to everybody, especially the people involved with the Stars that it can be business as normal and you’ve got to overcome maybe some deficiencies in other areas. Best case scenario, we open the paper, the sale is done and there’s new ownership. You start marching forward with that leadership in that group….
What kind of impact do you think newcomer Adam Burish will have?
Reaugh: I always liked him when he was in Chicago. Every team I’ve ever been on or been associated with has to have a bit of a swagger to it and has to back that swagger up. He’s one of those individuals. He’s mouthy but he backs it up. He’s pretty intelligent with his mouthiness. He can play the game….
from Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News,
More than any other play-by-play and analyst team, they are ambassadors for their sport. Back when the Stars were looking for a new analyst in 1996, Strangis was among those who recommended Reaugh. They are not particularly close away from the ice but exhibit rare chemistry in the booth.
On the eve of another season, Hot Air, in separate interviews, posed 10 probing questions to each:
If you could work with a different partner who would you choose?
Reaugh: “Danny Gallivan. He was my idol. He was the voice of Hockey Night in Canada when I was growing up. He had the most eloquent, intelligent call of the rises and falls in a game.”
Strangis: “Howard Cosell. “He broke a lot of conventions and gave people a different view of what sports broadcasting can be.”
The Dallas Stars commercial below features the one-and-only Daryl Reaugh.
*youtube video online here