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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.

PersonalitiesEdit

Full-time current Edit

  • Mike Emrick: lead play-by-play (2006–present)
  • Eddie Olczyk: lead color commentator (2006–present)
  • Joe Micheletti: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2007–present)
  • Mike Milbury: studio analyst/"Inside the Glass" reporter (2008–present)
  • Jeremy Roenick: lead NHL Outdoor Games reporter (2008-present)
  • Andrés Cantor: lead Spanish-language play-by-play (2016-present)
  • René Giraldo: lead Spanish-language color analyst (2016-present)

Part-time current Edit

  • Kenny Albert: #3 play-by-play (2011–2015); #2 play-by-play (2015–present); also play-by-play for New York Rangers radio broadcasts
  • Anson Carter: studio analyst (2012–present); "Inside the Glass" reporter (2015–present)
  • Darren Dreger: NHL insider (2014–present); also insider for TSN Hockey
  • Brian Engblom: Former #2 color analyst (2011–2015); part-time (2015–present); also color analyst for Fox Sports Sun (Tampa Bay Lightning broadcasts)
  • Gord Miller: play-by-play (2011-present) also lead play-by-play for NHL on TSN
  • Pierre McGuire: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2006–present); also lead lead color commentator for NHL on TSN
  • Chris Cuthbert: play-by-play (2006–present) also play-by-play for NHL on TSN
  • Ray Ferraro: studio analyst (2006–2007); "Inside the Glass" reporter (2015–present); also color commentator for TSN Hockey
  • John Forslund: play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for Fox Sports Carolinas (Carolina Hurricanes broadcasts)
  • Bret Hedican: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2011–present)
  • Rick Peckham: occasional play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for Fox Sports Sun (Tampa Bay Lightning broadcasts)
  • Chris Therien: studio analyst (2011–present); also "Inside the Glass" reporter for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (Philadelphia Flyers broadcasts)
  • Sammy Sadovnik: #2 Spanish-language play-by-play (2016-present)
  • Jesús Eduardo Acosta: #2 Spanish-language color analyst (2016-present)

Comcast SportsNet personalities Edit

Comcast SportsNet personnel may occasionally appear on NBCSN broadcasts during the latter part of the season and the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Comcast SportsNet California

  • Randy Hahn: play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for exclusive Sharks national regular season broadcasts
  • Jamie Baker: color commentator (2014–present)
  • Brodie Brazil: ice level reporter (2011–present)

Comcast SportsNet Chicago

  • Pat Foley: play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for exclusive Blackhawks national regular season broadcasts
  • Steve Konroyd: color commentator (2011–present)
  • Darren Pang: rinkside reporter (2011–present)

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic

  • Joe Beninati: play-by-play (2011–present)
  • Craig Laughlin: color commentator (2011–present)
  • Al Koken: ice level reporter (2011–present)

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Other on-air staff (occasional appearances)Edit

  • Andy Brickley: "Inside the Glass" reporter; also color analyst for NESN (Boston Bruins broadcasts)
  • Ken Daniels: play-by-play; also lead play-by-play for Fox Sports Detroit (Detroit Red Wings broadcasts)
  • Butch Goring: color commentator
  • Darren Pang: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2007–present); also lead rinkside reporter for Comcast SportsNet Chicago/WGN Sports (Chicago Blackhawks broadcasts)
  • Brian Hayward: "Inside the Glass" reporter; also "Inside the Glass" reporter for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket (Anaheim Ducks broadcasts)
  • Mike Keenan: studio analyst
  • Peter McNab: color commentator; also color commentator for MSG Plus (New Jersey Devils broadcasts)
  • Dave Strader: play-by-play; also play-by-play for both TV and radio Dallas Stars broadcasts
  • Daryl Reaugh: color commentator; also color commentator for both TV and radio Dallas Stars broadcasts
  • Tripp Tracy: "Inside the Glass" reporter; also color commentator for Fox Sports Carolinas (Carolina Hurricanes broadcasts)
  • John Walton: play-by-play; also play-by-play for Washington Capitals radio broadcasts

Former Edit

  • Steve Coates: "Inside the Glass" reporter for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia simulcasts (2011–2014)
  • Bob Costas: studio host (NHL Winter Classic) (2008-2012)
  • Win Eliot: play-by-play commentator (1966 playoffs)
  • Bill Mazer: color commentator (1966 playoffs)
  • Jim Simpson: studio co-host (1966 playoffs)
  • Bill Cullen: studio co-host (1966 playoffs)
  • Cammi Granato: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2006), feature reporter (2007)
  • Brett Hull: studio analyst (2007)
  • Tim Ryan: play-by-play commentator (1972-75)
  • Ted Lindsay: color commentator (1972-75)
  • Brian McFarlane: studio host (1972-75)
  • Bob Neumeier: Stanley Cup Finals and substitute studio host (2008)
  • Bill Patrick: substitute studio host (2008; 2011–2013)
  • Dan Patrick: studio host (2010–2012)
  • Drew Remenda: color commentator for Nashville Predators' simulcasts (2011–2014)
  • Russ Thaler: occasional studio host (2011–2014)

Broadcast teamsEdit

1966 Playoffs (broadcast as special extended editions of "NBC Sports In Action") Edit

  1. Win Eliot-Bill Mazer-Jim Simpson and Bill Cullen

1972-75 Edit

  1. Tim Ryan-Ted Lindsay-Brian McFarlane

For the 1966 playoffs and 1972-75 coverage, play-by-play is listed first, followed by color commentator and finally studio host or hosts. "Inside The Glass" reporters would not be utilized by NBC until the 2005-2006 season.

2005–06Edit

  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 both broadcast season, the main broadcast team was Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk, 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.

2006–07Edit

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Joe Micheletti
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom-Brian Hayward/Darren Pang
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Peter McNab-Brian Hayward/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 #2 and #3 broadcast team were mixed up, due to travel constraints. An example of this is "Inside the Glass" reporters Brian Hayward and Darren Pang 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, Peter McNab, and Darren Pang.

2007–09Edit

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.

2010-presentEdit

For the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Jeremy Roenick returned as studio analyst.

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

Reporter 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

2011-2013 on NBC and NBCSN Edit

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom/Daryl Reaugh
  3. Kenny Albert-Joe Micheletti
  4. Gord Miller-Pierre McGuire
  5. John Forslund-Tripp Tracy
  6. Rick Peckham-Daryl Reaugh/Brian Engblom

2014-15 Edit

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Darren Pang
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  3. Gord Miller-Pierre McGuire
  4. Chris Cuthbert-Ray Ferraro
  5. John Forslund-Tripp Tracy
  6. Randy Hahn-Jamie Baker
  7. Kenny Albert-Joe Micheletti
  8. Rick Peckham-Daryl Reaugh

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

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