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From 2006 to 2008, NBC's studio show originally broadcast out of the rink at New York's Rockefeller Center, at the foot of NBC's offices during January and February. This allowed the on-air talent, including commentators for NHL on NBC, and their guests (often ex-players and youth hockey teams) to demonstrate plays and hockey skills. From April onwards, and during inclement weather, the studio show moved to Studio 8G inside the GE Building, where NBC produces its Football Night in America program. For the Stanley Cup Finals, the show was broadcast on location.

Beginning in 2008, the studio show originates from the game venue.



On Air StaffEdit

Broadcast teamsEdit


  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom-Brian Hayward
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Peter McNab-Cammi Granato

During its first 2 seasons, NBC used 3 regular broadcast teams for its regional coverage of the NHL. For its 1st season, they brought in Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk, the lead broadcast duo for NBC Hockey to be their lead announcing pair, and added popular TSN rinkside reporter Pierre McGuire, as an Inside the Glass reporter (one who stands between the benches).

For both broadcast seasons of the NHL on NBC, the #2 team consisted of Dave Strader, Brian Engblom, and "Inside the Glass" reporter Brian Hayward.

For the 2005–06 NHL season, the #3 broadcast team was Chris Cuthbert, Peter McNab, and "Inside the Glass" reporter Cammi Granato.


  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Joe Micheletti
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom-Brian Hayward
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Peter McNab-Darren Pang

For the 2006–07 NHL season, the 2nd season of the NHL on NBC, Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk remained as the lead broadcast team, Inside the Glass reporter Joe Micheletti was used with Emrick and Olczyk.

For 2006–07, Darren Pang was used as "Inside the Glass" reporter.

During 2006–07, the #1 broadcast team were mixed up, due to travel constraints. An example of this is "Inside the Glass" reporter Pierre McGuire often switching roles during the season and playoffs.

During the season, due to Pierre McGuire's TSN commitments a variety of "Inside the Glass" reporters have been used with the #1 team, including Cammi Granato.


Due to NBC's flexible scheduling and broadcasting only 1 game a week, only the team of Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Joe Micheletti is now used.

Also, NBC has scrapped the studio-based intermission show and Liam McHugh and former player and general manager Mike Milbury, and Keith Jones is the new analyst.


For the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Jeremy Roenick returned as a lead NHL Outdoor Games Commentator again.

For Games 5 and 6 on NBC, Dan Patrick was the pregame and intermission host.

Used after NBC/Comcast Merger beginning in 2011

  1. Joe Micheletti
  2. Brian Engblom
  3. Pierre McGuire
  4. Darren Pang
  5. Brian Hayward
  6. Jeremy Roenick


Pierre McGuire and Brian Engblom were used as the lead "Inside the Glass reporters" for NBC and Versus.

See alsoEdit

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