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TSN's McGuire stays a Team guy

ROB BRODIE -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:22 AM ET

Pierre McGuire still has a home on the Team 1200.

But nowhere near as extensive as it used to be.

The TSN hockey analyst, who was recently told by the network to cut back on radio work, will now appear once a week on The Team's Three Guys on the Radio morning show. He'd previously had a regular Monday to Friday spot.

"I'll do Wednesdays for sure," said McGuire before Wednesday's Senators-Sabres game in Buffalo.

"Then we'll see from there."

McGuire had daily radio stints in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. But when he signed on with two TV networks in the U.S. (OLN and NBC), TSN told McGuire the heavy radio load had to end. McGuire, who has stated his fondness for Ottawa radio in particular on several occasions over the years, understands TSN's position.

"TSN has been tremendous through this whole thing," he said. "They want me in every Canadian marketplace as much as physically possible. But you only have so many hours in the day."

McGuire spends Monday nights in New York, doing studio work alongside Bill Clement during OLN's national broadcasts. It's a gig that often keeps him occupied until midnight. Then he's up early the next day to head off to a TSN assignment.

That workload will only get worse in January, when he joins NBC's crew as an analyst for Saturday afternoon games.

There's also the Turin Olympics in February.

"It's a pretty convoluted thing," said McGuire.

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