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Ralph Strangis Will Be Missed

from Ralph Stragis at DallasStars.com,

A guy tells me one time – he was a writer this guy – I’m trying to learn about writing a screenplay and he says remember – anybody can write a good first act. He tells me this like 20 years ago and it’s been bangin’ around in my head ever since.

What he doesn’t tell me – this guy – and it’s something I only find out by working on writing books and movies and plays in my spare time over the years – he doesn’t tell me how hard it is to know when to end Act 1. And how to start Act 2. Turns out art’s like life that way. Messy. No straight lines. No right or wrong answer. Just yours.

My timeline isn’t your timeline – I know that. You wish I’d be here forever. I would if I were you. I always wanted Ray Scott to do the Vikings and Al Shaver to call the Stars games forever. See how it works – Al has the chair – then another guy has the chair – then I have the chair – then another guy has the chair. It ain’t our chair to begin with.

To be in the chair for 25 years – that’s a rare thing. Saw lots of big stuff – huge – you probably heard me tell you about those things as they happened so we’ll share that forever. Also went through the tough times with ya. Shared those with ya too. Again like life. You’re up – you’re down. They come and they go…

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Still No Deal For Ralph Strangis, Stars’ Play-By-Play Man

from Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News,

Jim Lites, the Stars president, says he has a handshake agreement with Reaugh on a new deal. Strangis is another story.

Lites and Strangis haven’t talked in months. Lites says he has made an offer. Strangis said he has received nothing in writing and despite repeated requests he’s still waiting.

“I fear that Ralph might decide to go somewhere else,” Lites said over the phone during the Stars Canadian road trip. “I’m patiently waiting for him to come to his senses.”

Said Strangis, in his 24th season with the franchise that he accompanied from Minnesota in 1993, “I always believed I would finish my professional broadcasting career with the Dallas Stars but they’ve made me no written offer. With Razor apparently having been given his extension and Jim making no official offer to me, what conclusion would you draw?”

Back when they were talking, Lites mentioned a salary and a length of contract. Strangis appreciated neither. The conversation became heated.

Strangis remains miffed because he believes Reaugh has for years made more money and again was offered a sweeter deal. He wants to be more equally compensated.

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All Reaugh & Strangis

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.”

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