Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

NBC Hockey Analyst, Englewood Native Pierre McGuire Has Cancer

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

NBC Hockey Analyst, Englewood Native Pierre McGuire Has Cancer

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NBC analyst Pierre McGuire remembers the late Hall of Fame coach Pat Burns imploring him and others in the hockey coaching community to schedule regular colonoscopies. Now he will be the guy reminding coaches of the importance of prostate exams.

The announcement that McGuire, an Englewood native, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer was made before NBC Sports Network's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks.

"I had no symptoms at all," McGuire, 56, told USA TODAY Sports. "If I wouldn't have had a physical, I would have kept going and I never would have known, because nothing was bothering me."

McGuire said his doctor Michael Cohen noted an irregularity in his PSA screening during his yearly physical at Columbia Presbyterian and subsequent tests revealed a cancerous lesion. …

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