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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.
All Comcast SportsNet personnel occasionally appear on NBCSN broadcasts during the latter part of the season and the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
During its first two seasons, NBC used three regular broadcast teams for its regional coverage of the NHL. For its first season, they brought in Mike Emrick and John Davidson, the previous lead broadcast duo for FOX NHL Saturday to be their lead announcing pair, and added popular TSN analyst Pierre McGuire as an "Inside the Glass" reporter (one who stands between team benches).
For 2006–07, Darren Pang was used due to Granato's son being born.
During 2006–07, the #2 and #3 broadcast teams were mixed up, due to travel constraints. An example of this is color commentators Peter McNab and Brian Hayward often switching roles during the season and playoffs.
Due to NBC's move to flex scheduling and broadcasting only one game a week, only the team of Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire is now used.
Also, NBC has scrapped the studio-based intermission show and fired Clement and Ferraro. McGuire, who continues his role as "Inside the Glass" reporter, serves as host from the game venue. Former player and general manager Mike Milbury is the new analyst. During the playoffs, NBC reporters such as Bob Neumeier and Bill Patrick served as a moderator for McGuire and Milbury's analysis.