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Pierre McGuire's past that NBC doesn't want you to know about


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#21 The Axe

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

Craig McTavish killed someone driving drunk. If we forgive that, we forgive immaturity on Pierre's part.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

The "Between the Boards" thing, which was basically invented for Pierre because he's about 4'8", was what made him particularly intolerable.  His enycolpedic knowledge of the game actually is quite impressive.  It's also completely jarring and unwarranted when you allow him to interrupt live game action with whatever school or junior team the guy carrying the puck played for.  The guy does work for TSN also (IIRC), so it's not just NBC that seems to value him.  He's just incredibly disturbing and obnoxious, and it's not surprising to read the story about him as a coach and see that his own players and media viewed him similarly. 



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

How is the Little Ball of Hate not in the Hall??


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:47 PM

Honestly man, who throws a shoe.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

What do you expect? Successful coaches/GMs don't end up being color commentators. They stay in the front office/behind the bench. The ones who can't cut it are what's left.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

Well Milburry is just an idiot not a Mcguire fan eirher but at least he doesn't clme of as a complete clown. He is one of the worst TSN analysts and more often than not completely of base with his thoughts. Basically I view Pierre as a lesser version of Tortarella but Milburry is jist a joke.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

McGuire has gone from nobody paying attention to what he says to everybody paying attention to what he says.

The "hate" part is just the jelly that comes with the head cheese.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

Pierre is the dog.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:29 PM

I breathe with a sigh of relief anytime I see that Pierre isn't covering any hockey game I watch. If he's on, I mute it and put on some music or something. Good for him he knows every guy's career since they laced their first pair of skates up. I don't need to hear about it every time a guy touches the puck. He's so incredibly annoying.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:37 PM

McGuire and Olczyk are both terrible. It's ridiculous that they're part of NBC's #1 announce team.



#32 The Axe

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:34 AM

Zeeterberg doesnt like him.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Folks, I know it's the off season and we're all bored, but PLEASE, I'm begging you, stay on the topic at hand.  I had to delete FOUR pages of crap from the Brunner thread yesterday and a page and a half of crap from this one.  

If you want to debate something not germane to the subject, do it via PMs.  If you have nothing to add to the conversation other than an emoticon or "in before the lock" or something equally useless, don't post.  And, as always, please be respectful in your interactions.

 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

So it's supposed to be a secret that McGuire's a d-bag?  If NBC doesn't want people to know that, someone needs to tell them the cat's out of the bag already.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

I think the thing to take away from this was that he was a bad coach, or that it was a bad fit for him from the Whalers.  How many of us have been in a job where we were not respected or where the management or employees didn't like us?  I think all of us have been in a situation like that at least once if you have been in the workforce.  Pierre is now a respected analyst who is on TSN, NHL Network, and has a gig on NBC.  Sure, not everyone likes him but I think he does a decent job.  Hell, I think that he is less biased than Eddie.  The fans who want homer announcers aren't going to like him.

 

As for his past, who cares.  So he did a bad job as a coach, or it wasn't a good fit.  Its not like he had a drug problem or raped someone.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

I think the thing to take away from this was that he was a bad coach, or that it was a bad fit for him from the Whalers.  How many of us have been in a job where we were not respected or where the management or employees didn't like us?  I think all of us have been in a situation like that at least once if you have been in the workforce.  Pierre is now a respected analyst who is on TSN, NHL Network, and has a gig on NBC.  

 

He's not respected by the players, even today. I think that says it all. 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

 

 

As for his past, who cares.  So he did a bad job as a coach, or it wasn't a good fit.  Its not like he had a drug problem or raped someone.

 

Uh...OK.  That statements not hypocritical at all, lol.  Who here would even care if he had a drug problem in his past.  I'd probably rather someone who used to have a drug problem than someone who used to be (and may still be)  a complete nut and threw temper tantrums all the time.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

 

I think it goes without saying that it all depends on if the dude deserved to get beat with a shoe. I'm going on the premise that the shoe beating was justifiable. ;)

This made me lol.


Craig McTavish killed someone driving drunk. If we forgive that, we forgive immaturity on Pierre's part.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

SI posted this link this morning. Apparently someone dug this up, and its making the rounds online. I know this was quite a while ago....but I'm shocked that Pierre is still in hockey after things like this. I guess NBC didn't take the time to vet him, or they just didn't care. Apologies to anyone who already knew this, but this has some gems that I couldn't pass up:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You could probably post this same info on many coaches.  For some reason, Patrick Roy comes to mind.



#40 Nightfall

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

 

He's not respected by the players, even today. I think that says it all. 

 

http://www.themontre...pierre-mcguire/

 

He is more respected than you think.


 

Uh...OK.  That statements not hypocritical at all, lol.  Who here would even care if he had a drug problem in his past.  I'd probably rather someone who used to have a drug problem than someone who used to be (and may still be)  a complete nut and threw temper tantrums all the time.

 

Only hypocritical if you actually believe it.  I am just saying that I would at least understand if people hated Mcguire if he did those things.  Personally, I don't give a crap.  Its easy to judge people and I don't spend time doing that.


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