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Steve Goldstein and Bill Lindsay Get High Marks

Foxsports Derek Zona, a contributor to the SB Nation website, ranks the television voices of all 30 NHL teams. The worst announcers -- in Zona's eyes -- get one star. The best get five.

Steve Goldstein and Bill Lindsay of Fox Florida got the highest marks offered.

You can check out the story here.

Here's what Zona wrote about our boys Goldie and Billy:

It's a shame that less than 4,000 households per night watch the Panthers. Their television pairing is top-notch, hidden by the weakest television market in the NHL and a team that hasn't made the playoffs in ten years.

Goldstein is the prototypical television play-by-play voice -- engaging and fast-moving, introducing segments and reading ad copy quickly but in a relaxed manner. He calls a steady game without bias in his voice or tone and identifies line changes, blocks, tips and hits without fail.

Bill Lindsay was a plugger during his playing days, totaling 224 points in 777 games as a checking wing. His days on the penalty kill paid off as he, along with Andy Brickley, is among the very best at explaining special teams and individual breakdowns as they occur. He also understands coaching and systems like few other men on television.  It's a treat to listen to him explain the tactics and strategies used by the Panthers and their opponents.