With Randy Moller sliding over from analyst to play-by-play, it was expected that the Panthers were looking to bring in a former player. Lindsay has been playing in Germany, but has turned his attention toward becoming a broadcaster -- including taking classes and a broadcasting camp.
A key part of Florida's 1996 Stanley Cup finalist team, expect he and Moller to have instant chemistry. Will the broadcast be clean? Perhaps not at the beginning, not with Moller learning a new role and Lindsay making his first dip into professional broadcasting.
We shall see.
If Lindsay throws a rubber rat onto the ice from the broadcast booth, however, the listener is going to be in trouble. Goldstein, for one, doesn't think Lindsay is going to be Mr. Homer and thinks he'll be good for the Panthers both on the airwaves and around the team. Lindsay's incredible goal against Boston in the first round of the 1996 playoffs helped the Panthers beat the Bruins and move on.
Lindsay, 36, was an original Panther and teammate of Moller during the 1993-94 season. Lindsay spent six seasons with the Panthers, scoring 63 goals with 81 assists from 1993-99.
"I like him,'' Goldstein said. "I think he's going to do a good job.''
Lindsay started his career during the 1991-92 season with Quebec; his final NHL season came in 2003-04 with Atlanta although he kept plugging away. Since leaving the Thrashers, Lindsay played for Long Beach of the ECHL as well as Syracuse of the AHL and spent the past two seasons in Germany.