Friday, March 12, 2010

Telling the bigger story within the smaller one

Canada's Olympic hockey team won the gold medal in one hell of a game against the U.S. last month.

But there was much more to what happened between the time the first puck dropped and Sidney Crosby's game-winning goal in overtime.

This story, forwarded by a friend of mine, captures that. It shows you what happened in the game itself, but never leaves the bigger story. As a result, your understanding of what happened and what it really meant is much deeper than if the writer hadn't known about the bigger story and hadn't told it as well as he does.

Associated Press photo.