After a spectacular appearance in 2019, the NHL All-Star Skills Challenge Kendall Coyne Schofield debuted as an NHL analyst at NBCSN evening when Pittsburgh Penguin faced Tampa Bay Lightning. But for some reason, analyst Pierre McGuire believed that the Olympic gold medal should become a hockey sport.
WATCH | Pierre McGuire mansplains on Kendall Coyne Schofield:
As you can imagine, people in Twitter attacked McGuire's comments and even questioned who should really explain the sport.
Kendall Coyne Schofield's ice achievements in the first two photos against Pierre McGuire …….
Who knows the hockey game better?
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The petition replaces Pierre McGuire with Kendall Coyne permanently
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Unfortunately, it didn't stop there. When McGuire compared the energy of the game with Canada vs. the US Olympic Games, Schofield said the only difference was that she wore a cage. McGuire continued to make the audience uncomfortable when he replied, "I'll be your cage tonight, like that."
"Tonight I will be your cage, how is it?
Pierre, please just stop. pic.twitter.com/trmTyYLKob
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Pierre McGuire, a great example of how the NHL, the broadcast and the sports world have to respect, respecting female athletes and reporters.
Despite some of the positive successes that took place over the entire weekend, some fans think that the NHL is still a long way to respect women in sport.
WATCH | Kendall Coyne Schofield makes history in the NHL Skill Contest:
Other fans also pointed out the inappropriate way McGuire applied to Schofield to challenge the interview after the challenge.
Schofield was able to break some of the gender barriers on Wednesday evening, but unfortunately, there were some unpleasant and kind moments on the way. However, one NHL team hopes that women will have more opportunities.