Inside The Game

Episode 10 : Ken Hitchcock - Columbus Bluejackets
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

Ken Hitchcock started the season at the helm of the Philadelphia Flyers. Now, he's running the Columbus Bluejackets. Welcome to hockey. Wherever he is, from winning the Stanley Cup at Dallas to rebuilding the Bluejackets, Hitchcock carries a bright torch for the profession of coaching. This week, he shares his thoughts with Doug McLeod one-on-one. Also: Phil Coffey on Steve Yzerman; a look inside the hockey time capsule; and this week's trivia. Happy New Year from all of us -- "Inside The Game"., the NHL Coaches Association and flexxCOACH bring you “Inside the Game” with audio podcasts providing insights and features on the game you all love provided by coaches; players and writers from around the hockey world! If you’re a FAN you won’t want to miss this show!


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Episode 1 : Coaching insights from NHL Hall of Famer Scotty Bowman.
Host: Doug McLeod - veteran NHL play-by-play announcer

Inside The Game ON THIS PREMIER PODCAST: Doug talks hockey with the NHL's all-time winningest coach, nine-time Stanley Cup winner SCOTTY BOWMAN.

ALSO THIS WEEK: NHL.COM Editorial Director Phil Coffey on this season's eye-opening crop of rookies; our "Hockey History Moment" remembers how the NHL's "Original Six" came to be that way; and a brain-numbing (maybe) Trivia Question. All right here, exclusively, on this week's "Inside The Game".

Episode 2 : It's an all-Hall of Fame show!
Host: Doug McLeod - veteran NHL play-by-play announcer

This week, it's an all-Hall of Fame show: 2006 inductees Patrick Roy and Herb Brooks are featured. We'll feature comments from Roy and a retrospective on Brooks from some of his 1980 Gold Medal Olympic "Miracle On Ice" players.

Plus Phil Coffey of remembers some classic behind-the-scenes Herb Brooks moments.

Episode 3 : Mike Sullivan - former Boston Bruins head coach
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

This week, Doug's guest is veteran NHL center and former Boston Bruins head coach Mike Sullivan. Sullivan talks about taking the reins in Boston with only one year's experience as a minor league head coach. He also has some pertinent -- and heartfelt -- views on coaching values in youth hockey.

Plus commentary from's Phil Coffey, remembering the Flames in the NHL Time Capsule and our mind-boggling weekly trivia question.

Episode 4 : Coaching in The Big Apple
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

This week: Coaching in The Big Apple. Doug McLeod talks hockey with New York Rangers head coach Tom Renney, who shares some terrific insights for coaches at all levels of the game. Also, a salute to the NHL on its 89th birthday. And's Phil Coffey on a tough guy facing a tough time in his life.

Episode 5 : Hockey goes high-tech
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

Hockey goes high-tech as Doug McLeod talks to San Jose Sharks assistant coach Rob Zettler on how Silicone Valley's NHL team uses computers and video -- often in real time -- as coaching tools. Also:'s Phil Coffey comments on Scott Niedermeyer's landmark career.

Episode 6 : Barry Trotz and John Vanbiesbrouck
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz on how roster integrity has helped build a solid franchise in a non-traditional hockey market. Also, former goalie great John Vanbiesbrouck, now an analyst for HDNet, on how high-definition TV is enhancing the game. Plus: NHL.Com's Phil Coffey's commentary.

Episode 7 : Dave Tippett and Sydney Crosby
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

Hockey is hot deep in the heart of Texas where Head Coach Dave Tippett runs the Dallas Stars. This week, Doug McLeod catches up with Coach Tippett at a hotel on the road to talk about the game and his coaching philosophies.

Also, Christmas means Crosby to lots of people; in hockey, that means Sydney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He's also the Grinch to the Flyers.'s Phil Coffey comments.

Episode 8 : Grassroots coaching with Jim Johnson
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

This week, Doug McLeod heads to that bastion of hockey -- the suburban ice rink -- to discuss coaching at the grassroots level with former NHL defenseman Jim Johnson. Happy Holidays to your and yours from all of us at "Inside The Game"!

Episode 9 : New Year's best-of show!
Host: Doug McLeod - NHL TV play-by-play announcer

It's a New Year's best-of show, highlighting memorable comments from Doug McLeod's guests during the first half of the season. Included: Scotty Bowman, Patrick Roy, Stars Head Coach Dave Tippett, former Bruins head coach Mike Sullivan, John Vanbiesbrouck, a reprise of our Hockey Hall of Fame special and more. Join us at the turn of the year for a special 45-minute-plus look back at some terrific hockey talk -- "Inside The Game".