Longtime NHL broadcaster Pierre McGuire is getting crushed on social media for what he said to a female analyst tonight.
The NBC Sports sideline reporter was on the call for tonight's Penguins-Lightning game. McGuire was joined during the game by Kendall Coyne Schofield, who was a guest analyst for NBC after becoming the first woman to compete in the NHL Skills Competition during All-Star Weekend last Saturday.
Coyne Schofield, 26, helped lead the United States to a gold medal at the Winter Olympics last year. She's also won five gold medals at the World Championships and won the 2016 Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the best female NCAA hockey player.
Suffice to say, she's an incredibly accomplished hockey player with an incredible knowledge of the sport.
That's not how McGuire treated her at the start of tonight's game, though.
“Tampa’s going to be on your left, Pittsburgh’s going to be on your right ... we’re paying you to be an analyst, not be a fan (Wednesday night),” McGuire said in a brutal exchange.
Coyne Schofield handled it with class, though she didn't have to.
“Uhh yeah.. I’m excited to see Tampa start. They’ve been off for 10 days, haven’t had a game,” she replied. “Pittsburgh on the other hand had a tough loss on Monday. Got a little blown out of the water by New Jersey Devils, so I’m excited to see the start (Wednesday night).”
The Penguins won tonight's game, 4-2.