BREAKING: Pierre McGuire to Leave TSN for VERSUS/NBC Official
June 27, 2011 10 Comments
Big news. Currently seeking confirmations from the NBC Sports Group camp, and hoping to find a way to reach McGuire myself sometime this week. From Pat Hickey via the National Post, straight from McGuire:
The ubiquitous hockey 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 nine-year-old son. “I’ll be doing two games a week for Versus or NBC, and spend one night in the Versus studio.”
McGuire, his wife Melanie and the kids will move in August from Montreal to New Canaan, Connecticut, which is a hop, step and a jump from the Versus studios in Stamford, Conn.
McGuire said he will continue to appear on TSN’s network of radio stations across Canada.
McGuire is referring to the fact NBC recently renewed its contract to cover the Olympic Games.
“I’ll get a chance to work on the next three Summer Games and two Winter Games,” McGuire said.