The Dallas Stars decided to work a little synergy magic during last night’s game against the Calgary Flames by honoring their broadcast partners over at KTCK for their recent Marconi Awards win as Sports Radio Station of the Year. They flashed the on-air talent on the “vidja board,” gave ‘em new Victory Green jerseys and played some audio highlights. Good times.
Now, even though The Ticket is the home of the Stars on Dallas radio, it’s not exactly a haven for hockey-savvy hosts. In fact, it’s fair to say the afternoon drive team of Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson spends more time talking celebrity deaths and sharing tales of the good puppy dog than it does discussing the Great Game. They’d recognize Mike Modano if he bumped into them, but Jamie Benn or Kari Lehtonen? Not a chance.
This is worth mentioning only because Rhyner and Davidson happened to be in the booth to talk a bit about their award-winning season with team broadcasters Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh when the game quickly turned in Dallas’ favor. And, as often happens when one team feels the need for a wake-up call, fisticuffs ensued.
What happened next as Lane MacDermid and Chris Breen exchanged blows is pure broadcast gold. No reason to excerpt the highlights. Just press play and enjoy the most wheels-off hockey commentary you’ll ever hear.