NBC’s Emmy-winning analyst Pierre McGuire is more than a TV personality. The “Inside The Glass” regular is a former college defenseman and a two-time Stanley Cup-winning assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also was the star of RMNB Party 10.
But that pesky Penguins part can sometimes needle hockey fans. From his effusive praise of Sidney Crosby to his wearing of his Penguins championship ring, McGuire — rightly or wrongly — can sometimes seem like he gives favorable analysis to the Penguins organization.
Which is why I must point you to this humorous moment from Game Four. McGuire was caught by NBCSN cameras walking down the tunnel with the Penguins, like the good ol’ days, after the first period ended. Several Caps fans took notice.
— Caps taking years off my life 🏒🥅 (@BobbyGottfried) May 3, 2018
Pierre McGuire not even hiding anymore how much of a Penguins fanboy he is , going into Pittsburgh locker room at intermission pic.twitter.com/IFUPQ6JB2S
— Chris Broussard (@broussardcj) May 3, 2018
McGuire can be seen walking behind Sidney Crosby.
But apparently there was good reason, according to RMNB reporter Chris Gordon. Gordon has covered games on location from PPG Paints Arena, including the Stanley Cup Final games in Pittsburgh last year.
“McGuire is likely headed for the neutral hallway that circles the arena and separates the Penguins’ bench from their dressing room,” Gordon said.
It’s probably the only way he can get to and fro his perch from inside the Caps and Pens’ benches.
So don’t worry, Caps fans, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for Pierre following Sidney Crosby, ONS (Order of Nova Scotia), so closely, and it wasn’t to help him with mid-game strategy.
Pierre might have had to go to the bathroom or wanted to eat some popcorn or something.
Let the man eat some popcorn!
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