The on-ice product wasn’t the only thing the Dallas Stars had to make changes on this offseason.
The organization saw the departure of Craig Ludwig as the color analyst of their simulcast television and radio broadcasts for the past two seasons when Daryl ‘Razor’ Reaugh had moved to fill in on play-by-play after the late Dave Strader’s cancer diagnosis. Ludwig had been part of the Fox Sports Southwest intermission team previously, and as a former player, stepped into the color analyst role to provide that view point for Stars fans.
Now, the intermission team will see a new face advance into the Stars broadcast booth next to Razor — with a re-jig of the roles along the way.
Josh Bogorad will be the new play-by-play analyst for the Stars this season. The move means that Razor will slide back into his color analyst role, the role he is most known for among Stars and NHL fans alike. He comes up with some colorful phrases to describe what’s happening on the ice (six shades of sexy, like poop through a diarrhea-infected goose, he went at him like a spider monkey and a whole host of other fun phrases colloquially known as Razorisms.)
Bogorad has experience as a play-by-play analyst at the ECHL and CHL levels previously, as well as a number of radio and television jobs. He joined the Stars organization five seasons ago as host of the Fox Sports Southwest Stars Live show. He called three of the Texas Stars Calder Cup Final games this past season, giving us a preview of what’s to come in Dallas next year. Here’s a compilation of some of his play-by-play highlights.