Report: Pierre McGuire removed from NBC's top NHL broadcast crew

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - JANUARY 16:  Hockey analyst Pierre McGuire during the second period of the NHL game between the Arizona Coyotes and the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena on January 16, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Pierre McGuire is being demoted. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Longtime between-the-benches analyst Pierre McGuire is reportedly being demoted by NBC Sports ahead of the upcoming NHL season.

The Athletic’s Rick Carpiniello — citing sources of the “impeccable” variety — dropped the news on Wednesday.

McGuire will still be working for the network, but it won’t be on NBC’s top, national games anymore. Former NHL goaltender and current analyst Brian Boucher will replace McGuire as the rinkside reporter and analyst alongside Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk on NBC's main broadcasts going forward.

The 58-year-old McGuire joined NBC when it acquired the NHL's U.S. broadcast rights in 2006, and has been working full-time for the network since 2011 while contributing regularly to TSN in Canada.

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