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.
Per impeccable source, Pierre McGuire has been removed from NBC Sports' No. 1 hockey team, to be replaced by Brian Boucher.
— Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) September 4, 2019
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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