Could Pierre McGuire Bolt TSN For VERSUS/NBC?
June 14, 2011 8 Comments
It’d make sense, as NBC/Versus seems to prefer Doc/Edzo/Pierre as their #1 team. Be hard to justify keeping McGuire off of TSN while allowing Emrick and Olczyk to continue working for New Jersey and Chicago, though I suppose what they want is McGuire’s exclusivity during the post-season, where they’ve often had to substitute Darren Pang or Brian Englbom. From Ken Campbell of The Hockey News:
Speculation at the Stanley Cup final is that hockey analyst Pierre McGuire could be leaving TSN to take a permanent position as an analyst with NBC and Versus.
McGuire already does work for both networks, but it’s believed NBC and Versus would prefer to have him on an exclusive basis. One scenario that has been floated is McGuire would leave TSN as a regular game analyst, but would do some special events, such as the World Junior Championship, for the Canadian network.
Talks are continuing and will likely be resolved soon. When asked about prospects for his future and his contract status with both TSN and NBC/Versus, McGuire declined comment.