The Tampa station is prepared to cover the expenses to broadcast the game, which are more than it would cost The Ticket to do the same, but I'm betting the lack of radio and TV in the Dallas market has more to do with the Dallas Stars than The Ticket or FSSW/MY27 (or is it KTXA this year?). I imagine it has something to do with ticket sales, which is funny in a way since the Stars are giving out thousands of tickets to pre-season games in an effort to try to get butts in the seats. I don't know how many they are giving out, but my guess based upon what I've been told and what I've seen is it's north of 5,000 tickets per game.
The Stars do give out ~2,000 per regular season game and the team wonders why ticket sales drop every year. Why would anyone pay for something they can get for free? No, the ticket department really doesn't get it.
Andrew Raycroft seems to be playing all right considering the circumstances. The 2nd line doesn't look like it's made much of an impact. Coaching staff might have to start thinking of a replacement for Cheechoo on the 2nd line.