Who says you can never go home again?
Fox Sports Florida underwent a roster shake up this morning to their Florida Panthers’ broadcast crew by announcing the return of former Panthers color analyst Denis Potvin to their crew.
Potvin has spent the past four seasons with Rogers Sportnet providing color commentary for the Senators after his departure from the Panthers in 2009.
Panthers President and CEO Rory Babich had this to say: “We are pleased to welcome Denis back to the broadcast booth for the Florida Panthers. With an exciting season on the ice right around the corner, the addition of Denis, a hockey legend with long-term ties to the organization, to the existing broadcast team of Steve, Billy and Drew promises to provide an enhanced experience for our TV viewers with one of the premier broadcast teams in the NHL.”
“Billy” AKA Bill Lindsay will be shifting to a pre-game, post-game and interview analytic role with FOX Sports alongside Drew Goldfarb.
One key aspect to the Potvin hire is highlighted by Brett Opdyke, the executive producer of FOX Sports Florida: “It also allows us to showcase Bill’s analyst skills on our Panthers LIVE! shows, and gives our broadcasts the added bonus of a second analyst “between the benches” on marquee games.”
This will no doubt be a welcome addition for Panthers fans.
Regardless of the outcome of the 2014-2015 season, we know that the ones under the sun will be covered from top to bottom.