Gare Joyce’s work has appeared in every publication from the New York Times to Canadian Hairdresser. He has written about a dozen books including The Code (a mystery novel that inspired the TV series Private Eyes) and The Wealthy Dentist (a tax-advice parable that allowed dental practitioners to extract your dental bills and fill unnumbered Swiss bank accounts). He has written about sports for 30 years and wandered over here from ESPN The Magazine.
Capitals convey calmness, yet actions suggest otherwise
Coach Barry Trotz was trying to project the cool and collected image. And, yes, of course it was forced. How he really felt came across less in his words than in his actions, most notably by having captain Alex Ovechkin skate on the third line at practice.