After an impressive NHL All-Star Skills Challenge show in 2019, Kendall Coyne Scofield made her debut as an NHL analyst on NBCSN last night when the Pittsburgh penguins met Tampa Bay lightning. But for some reason, analyst Pierre McGuire felt the need to "teach" the sport of hockey to the Olympic gold medalist.
VIEW | Pierre McGuire tells Kendall Coyne Schofield:
As you can imagine, people on Twitter have denied McGuire's remarks and even asked who really should explain the sport.
On Kendall Coyne Schofield's icy achievements in the first 2 photos against Pierre McGuire …….
Who knows the game of hockey better?
Sans mansplaining needed pic.twitter.com/5Z5ZSdv8zB
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Petition to replace Pierre McGuire with Kendall Coyne forever
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Unfortunately it did not stop there. When McGwire compared the energy of the game with the Canada-USA Olympic game, Coyne Scofield said that the only difference was that she was wearing a cage. McGuire continued to create inconvenience for the audience when he replied: "I will be your cell tonight, how about this."
"I'll be your cell tonight, like this?
Pierre, please just stop. pic.twitter.com/trmTyYLKob
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Pierre McGuire is a great example of how far the NHL has gone, broadcasting and the sporting world for athletes and reporters.
Coyne Schofield and compatriot Brianna Decker, along with Canadian players Rebecca Johnston and Renata Fast, were the first women to compete with NHL stars during all the great weekend.
Coyne Schofield and Decker made the biggest splash in individual events. During the fastest skater competition, Coyne Scofield rushed through the rink at a time when they competed with the best skaters in the men's game at a crucial time for women's hockey. Coyne Scofield came a second after Connor McDavid, who won the competition.
Then Decker went on the ice for a passing challenger, where initially it was thought that her fans on social networks in one minute and overcame six seconds – about three seconds faster than the possible winner Leon Dreizeitl from Edmonton Oilers. It was later reported that the NHL returned to check Decker’s time, and found that it was “around 1: 12-13”. However, this time would still beat several other male competitors.
Despite some positive advances during the celebrity weekend, some fans believe that the NHL still has a long way to go in terms of respecting women in sports.
VIEW | Kendall Coyne Schofield makes history in an NHL skills competition:
Other fans also indicated that McGuire inappropriately approached Coyne Scofield for an interview after testing his skills.
Coyne Schofield was able to overcome some gender barriers on Wednesday night, but, unfortunately, there were some uncomfortable and restful moments along the way. However, one NHL team hopes that women will have more opportunities.