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Reaugh Moves Back to Analyst Role for Stars

Brandon Contes

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For 20 years, former NHL goaltender Daryl Reaugh worked as an analyst for the Dallas Stars.  After serving as the team’s play-by-play announcer for the last two seasons, Reaugh is moving back to the analyst chair this year.

In 2015, Reaugh’s partner in the booth, play-by-play announcer Dave Strader had to step away from the position during his fight with cancer, Reaugh temporarily filled in as the voice of the Dallas Stars.  Following Strader’s passing last October, Reaugh was named the permanent play-by-play announcer for the 2017-18 season.

This year Reaugh will return to his more familiar analyst role after the Stars announced they promoted Josh Bogorad to the play-by-play position.  Reaugh’s move back to the analyst chair does mean the Stars will not retain former defenseman Craig Ludwig, who worked with Reaugh on the call during the past two seasons.

“For the past two seasons, Daryl has done an absolutely stellar job filling in as the team’s play-by-play announcer,” team chief executive officer Jim Lites said. “We can’t thank him enough for selflessly stepping out of his comfort zone and moving into the play-by-play seat during a very difficult time.

“Always the consummate professional, it comes as no surprise that Daryl again put the team first by moving back into his previous role where he will continue to shine.”

During the last five years Bogorad has worked on the teams pre- and postgame show for radio and television.  Bogorad expressed gratitude and excitement for his new role with the franchise in a message on Twitter.

“A huge thank you to everyone for you messages and kind words today.  Since coming to Dallas, it has been a privilege to be part of the Stars organization and I am so excited for this move.  It is an honor to partner with Razor and the entire Stars production team to continue the high standard of broadcasts the Stars deliver.  Thanks again to everyone who reached out.  I can’t wait for the season to start.”

The Stars radio broadcast is a simulcast of their telecast, meaning Reaugh and Bogorad can be heard on both platforms.  The flagship radio station for the Dallas Stars is The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM, with Fox Sports Southwest serving as the teams TV affiliate.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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