Gare Joyce
Features Editor Gare Joyce has written about sports for over 30 years, winning four National Magazine Awards and landing on The Best American Sports Writing notable list seven times. He was a hockey columnist for the Globe and Mail in the 90s and a staff feature writer for ESPN The Magazine and espn.com during the aughts.
The only problem with Zaitsev is how much Maple Leafs ask of him
Gare Joyce
Nikita Zaitsev’s ceiling is probably in the range of second pairing on a winning team, which means he’s been breaking into the league trying to play way over his head. That’s Zaitsev’s problem and it’s a symptom of the Leafs’ biggest problem.
Maple Leafs run out of charm in ugly blowout loss
Gare Joyce
Is 50-year-old bad press keeping Dick Allen out of the Hall of Fame?
Gare Joyce
In his playing days, Dick Allen was hated by the media. And though that enmity had plenty to do with the colour of Allen's skin, the bad press it generated may still be keeping the Phillies great out of Cooperstown.
Big Read: Behind closed doors on NHL trade deadline day
Gare Joyce
A first-person look at the life of an agent, a scout, a lawyer at the league office and a pair of rival GMs on NHL trade deadline day.
Leafs' William Nylander buried at centre, but not forgotten
Gare Joyce
Dear Doug: A letter to Blues GM Doug Armstrong
Gare Joyce
Sportsnet's Gare Joyce writes a letter to Blues GM Doug Armstrong after St. Louis edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Thursday night.
What you need to know about the CHL civil suit certification hearing
Gare Joyce
The CHL civil suit certification hearing is ongoing in Calgary, with the defendants' lawyers rebuttals expected Friday.
Big Read: Can the CHL afford to pay its players?
Gare Joyce
How the CHL is doing better than ever by its players
Gare Joyce
For decades, detractors have accused the Canadian hockey league of exploiting its teenaged workforce. But more and more, the league is doing right by its players.