Kendall Coyne Schofield won five gold medals at the IIHF World Championships, an Olympic silver medal, an Olympic gold medal and a Patty Kazmaier Award, honored as the country's best college hockey player. Last week she was the first woman to participate in the All-Star Game at the NHL competition.
And on Wednesday evening Pierre McGuire felt the need to tell her which team was on which side of the ice.
Coyne, who served as the on-ice analyst for NBC Sports on Wednesday's match between Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins, stood between the benches during McGuire's game preparations.
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Pierre turns to Coyne at the beginning of the segment. "Tampa is on your left, Pittsburgh on your right," says McGuire. "What do you expect from this game? We pay you to be an analyst, not to be a fan tonight!
Coyne, a seasoned pro alongside the six-time World Champion, skilfully turned away from the patronization and instead debated the game framing them by mentioning Tampa's reunion week and Pittsburgh's brutal 6-3 defeat by New Jersey on Monday.
McGuire, having been fired from his position as head coach of the Hartford Whalers after only 67 games (with a record of 23-37). 7) and was the subject of the hottest news item in hockey history, served as an assistant coach to the Ottawa Senators before being released after two months. Since 2006 he is NBC sports hockey analyst.
Reader, for the moment there is a jersey.
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