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McGuire Goes Silent

from Neil Best of Newsday,

Pierre McGuire, NBC’s “Inside the Glass” hockey reporter, declined Tuesday to go beyond what he shared with his TV audience about the Game 4 argument between coaches John Tortorella of the Rangers and Peter DeBoer of the Devils - which wasn’t much.

“They weren’t having an amiable conversation about what they were going to do for dinner in the summer,” he said. “It was two guys venting, but never once did they challenge one another to a fight or say anything like, ‘I’ll get you down the road.’ Nothing ever that I thought was truly inappropriate.”

McGuire was uniquely qualified to convey the details, since he was positioned directly between the coaches. (Glenn Healy, his Canadian counterpart at CBC, was off to the side.)

But having muted the sound on his microphone to prevent profanities from being heard on national TV, he also decided that the language used in the exchange made it unsuitable for repeating.


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CaliforniaPuck31's avatar

Good for him. Not everything needs to be blown up into a scandal from every angle.

Posted by CaliforniaPuck31 from San Luis Obispo, CA on 05/22/12 at 07:42 PM ET

WingsFaninCO's avatar

Is this all it takes to get Pierre to be quiet?  What do we have to do to get more coaches fighting over his head?

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 05/22/12 at 08:43 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

There’s no doubt the Douche Canoe can be, well, a douche. But I have to say, he handled that whole episode last night like a true professional. The way he instantly muted the sound was pretty impressive. And he’s continued to handle the whole thing professionally today.

I guess every dog, as well one douche, has it’s day.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/22/12 at 09:34 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

McGuire Goes Silent

That headline filled me with so much hope.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/22/12 at 10:02 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I wish someone else would turn off McGuire’s mic more often.

Posted by Primis on 05/23/12 at 10:16 AM ET


I would have found it beneficial to know where they played their amateur hockey in real time.  It may have given the viewers an indication to the basis of their respective arguments.  It took me 2 extra minutes to look up their careers.  By that time the game was on again.

Posted by Mike from St. Paul on 05/23/12 at 12:43 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Note to self: sent thank you cards to Tortorella and DeBoer for silencing the splashing douche coming out of McGuire.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/23/12 at 01:30 PM ET

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