For the first time since March 12, Pierre McGuire is back to give us hockey analysis during an NHL game. And he now has a new addition to his face.
McGuire has grown a beard.
Pierre McGuire, the hockey broadcaster we all
wish would shut up love to listen to, may have been removed from the top broadcast team at NBC Sports.
The Athletic’s New York Rangers reporter Rick Carpiniello tweeted on Wednesday that McGuire will be replaced “on the No. 1 team.”
Everyone’s favorite Inside the Glass correspondent, Pierre McGuire, was back at it again Monday night, offering his astute analysis during the Stars-Blues game.
But there was someone else who wanted to offer his analysis too: Stars backup goaltender Anton Khudobin.
NBC analyst Pierre McGuire had his life flash in front of his eyes Monday during the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets game.
As the Blue Jackets tried to clear the zone, the puck left the playing surface, crossed over the Blue Jackets bench, and zoomed inches away from Pierre’s face.
NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire issued a short statement Thursday after receiving vast criticism online for mansplaining hockey to gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield.
Coyne contributed to NBCSN’s coverage of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Tampa Bay Lightning game Wednesday night, serving as an analyst inside the glass and in the booth.
The Emmy-winning sports reporter expressed regret but did not apologize for his actions, saying that he “should have chosen my words better.”
Kendall Coyne Schofield has won five gold medals at the IIHF world championships, one Olympic silver, one Olympic gold, and one Patty Kazmaier Award for being the best collegiate hockey player in the country. Last week she became the first woman to participate in the NHL’s skills competition at the All-Star Game.
And on Wednesday night, Pierre McGuire felt he needed to tell her which team was on which side of the ice.
Riding a Braden Holtby shutout, the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in Game Six to force a decisive Game Seven in the Eastern Conference Final.
While the Capitals played a mostly flawless game (focus on the fourth line’s goal and not their corsi), the Capital One Arena crowd was the loudest its been all season long, giving the team energy and pushing them forward.
In fact, Capitals radio’s John Walton thought it was loudest Caps fans have ever been in his presence.
Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they wear a Caps jersey, have glass-side seats, and have unmatched camera awareness.
During the second period, Pierre McGuire conducted a TV interview with Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper on the Bolts bench. I’m sure Cooper said some very smart things, but I didn’t absorb a single thing he was saying. Instead, I was entranced by the Capitals fan sitting directly behind him.
Over the last decade, Alex Ovechkin has taken a brunt of the criticism as the Capitals have failed to make it past the second round of the playoffs all 10 times during his career.
Monday night that all changed when Evgeny Kuznetsov reeled in a pass from the Russian machine and buried the puck past Matt Murray for the series-clinching win. The victory ended 20 years of DC Sports misery — no big-four team had made it to the semifinals since 1998, the longest current streak in sports. It was the second time the Capitals have ever beaten the Penguins in the playoffs, improving their series record to 2-9.
After the game, Ovechkin spoke to Pierre McGuire and told the NBC analyst what he thought as he watched Kuzy race in all alone on Murray for the decisive goal.
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.
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