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Pierre McGuire Now Belongs To NBC

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

Canadian hockey fans will be seeing a lot less of Pierre McGuire in the future.

The ubiquitous analyst, who has been dividing his time between Canada and the United States since NBC regained the U.S. rights for National Hockey League games in 2006, has decided to concentrate on his duties south of the border.

“It’s a chance to spend more time with my family,” said the 50-year-old McGuire, who has an 11-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old. “I’ll be doing two games a week for Versus or NBC and spend one night in the Versus studio.”

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Forlorn in VA's avatar

Well, that sucks.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 06/27/11 at 07:57 PM ET

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Been a pretty great year for Canada.  Finally a team reaches the finals, the Jets are back, now McGuire is gone.  In honor of Pierre coming here full time…

HEY EDZO, THIS IS A PRETTY GREAT MOVE BY NBC DON’T YOU THINK?

Posted by RoneFace on 06/27/11 at 08:00 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Pierre McGuire’s heart belongs to Mike Richards, though.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 06/27/11 at 08:06 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

GOODY !! More Monster Moments to come sick

Posted by Evilpens on 06/27/11 at 08:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ugh.  More air-fellating on US television.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 06/27/11 at 08:13 PM ET

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Lucky Canada, but what did the US do to deserve this?

Posted by Chantel on 06/27/11 at 08:36 PM ET

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This is my favourite off-season transaction in hockey history

Posted by Liam on 06/27/11 at 08:48 PM ET

Baroque's avatar

He could spend even more time with his family if he wasn’t doing any games, of course.

At least now he won’t be moving around so much, so hockey fans will know exactly which games to keep the mute button close at hand. #silverlining

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 06/27/11 at 08:59 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Never thought I’d be moving to Canada…

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 06/27/11 at 09:02 PM ET

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thank god.
I had to watch all year with mute on.
(“Datsuyk is a MAN among MEN out there”) - true quote.
maybe Doc and Edzo will also take Ray Ferraro, Scott Oake, Elliot Friedman, Jeff Marek, and Glen “the Nag” Healy while they’re at it.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 06/27/11 at 11:28 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Our loss their gain.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 06/28/11 at 12:24 AM ET

Steve Strowbridge's avatar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqZyalBbMRY

A fantastic Pierre McGuire moment.

Enjoy, America!

Posted by Steve Strowbridge from St. John's, NL, CA on 06/28/11 at 12:33 AM ET

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At least we didn’t get Glenn Healy from Canada as well.

Posted by timbits on 06/28/11 at 02:39 AM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

“Lucky Canada, but what did the US do to deserve this?”
I was going to say something, but I’ll leave it up to you to think about =)
the US is a fantasy monster and should be treated as such

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 06/28/11 at 05:26 AM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Still waiting to find out how Pierre has this job.  Like Bettman, he’s an overall negative vibe for a product that has no need for it.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 06/28/11 at 10:48 AM ET

SnLO's avatar

Gawd No! TV keeps going from bad to worse.

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 06/28/11 at 11:24 AM ET

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