Pierre McGuire is as polarizing character as they come in hockey broadcasting. His undeniable passion is often overshadowed by his delivery and personality on air. However few can deny McGuire’s research and knowledge on player histories, frequently going over European, College and Junior backgrounds of players. It’s that knowledge that shines through on draft-day coverage, however McGuire has found a way to mix it into his colour analysis.
After years of working for TSN in Canada, McGuire made the jump to NBC as their main analyst. During the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he’s been frequently drawing on his player background knowledge and notes to spice up the network’s coverage. Here is a montage put together by Josh Gold-Smith.