- Pierre McGuire
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August 8, 1961
Englewood, New Jersey
Sportswriter, Sports Commentator
Pierre McGuire is an
ice hockeyanalyst and provides color commentaryfor hockey programs on TSN, and The NHL on NBC, where he is the game host and "Inside the Glass" analyst. Previously, he was a hockey player and coach.
Hockey and media career
He won two
Stanley Cups as a scout and assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguinsin 1991 and 1992. He then became a head coach, leading the Hartford Whalersto a 23-37-7 record in 1993-1994 before being replaced by Paul Holmgrenthe following season. Prior to his coaching career, McGuire played professional hockey in Europe.
From 1995 until 2002, McGuire served as colour commentator for the
Montreal CanadiensEnglish-language radio broadcasts on CJAD 800 with Dino Sisto. When TSN re-acquired the Canadian national cable rights to NHL hockey in 2002, McGuire was hired as its lead hockey analyst. With TSN, McGuire calls the games along with the play-by-playvoice of Gord Miller. He also does special hockey events for TSN, including the NHL Entry Draft, and international events like the IIHF World Junior Championships. On NBC, he usually works with the broadcast team of Mike Emrickand Ed Olczyk.
He hosts a segment on TSN known as McGuire's Monsters, where he covers a player with a significant impact through a combination of skills. McGuire's Monster of the Week (or Month or Year) is a distinction going to the player he thinks had the largest impact on the game (providing video proof in the form of hits, blocked shots and goals).
McGuire also writes for
Sports Illustratedand provides frequent commentary on New York's WFAN, Toronto's Fan 590, Ottawa radio station, the Team 1200, the Ottawa Senatorsfan podcast [http://www.SensUnderground.com SensUnderground] , and Montreal's Team 990 where he can be heard on the Mitch Melnickshow, the TEAM 1040 [http://www.team1040.ca] in Vancouver heard on the Canucks Lunch with Rick Ball [http://www.team1040.ca/shows/canucks_lunch/] , as well as Wednesday mornings with Mike Richards on Calgary's Fan 960.
tances on issues in hockey
McGuire has been outspoken as an advocate of removing the red line and allowing skilled players to play a skilled game without clutching and grabbing impeding them. His progressive views of hockey have him campaigning for all players to wear partial visors and for hockey to ban fighting. With respect to fighting, McGuire has professed that he loves this aspect of the game but he believes for the game to sell in the United States and for the game to progress, this aspect of the game must be removed. McGuire's outspoken nature provided one of the more interesting stories during the 2004-05 NHL hockey lockout. After McGuire claimed that, if asked to vote privately, more than 70% of NHL players would accept an owner-imposed
salary cap, NHL player Tie Domicountered that McGuire was completely off-base. McGuire later retracted part of his claim by saying he never should have given a percentage but that he still believed strongly that assertion was true. [cite web|url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/cba/features/chronology.html|title=Faceoff 2004-05: Lockout chronology|publisher=CBC Sports Online|date=July 13, 2005|accessdate=2006-07-21] In the end, the players accepted a salary cap arrangement in the 2004 CBA.
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