NHL analyst Pierre McGuire explains why he won’t share everything he hears at ice level
NBC NHL analyst Pierre McGuire joined the show to talk about the Stanley Cup playoffs.
McGuire talked about why he didn’t share details of a shouting match between the Rangers and Devils coaches. He didn’t give out the details, because he’s an analyst. His job is not to report. He will report, but his main job is to analyze and talk about the energy at ice level.
“We’re invading their territory,” McGuire said. “There’s been an unbelievable spirit of cooperation and I don’t ever take that for granted.”
McGuire said he will say if a guy is injured, but won’t give out the detailed specifics of an injury. “This is about trust, this is about cooperating and this is about being aggressive,” McGuire said.
McGuire said that the exchange in question wasn’t even that heated. “I’ve seen a ton worse,” McGuire said.
McGuire talked about how the Kings got here. He said they didn’t meet expectations during the season, but they’re tough and he actually thinks they’ll be the favorite in the Final.