You can tell a lot about a guy by the state of his shirt, hair and smile.
Take these two gentlemen, for example.
On the left, Alexander "Ovie" Ovechkin, of the Washington Capitals.
On the right, Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ovie is a hoot. He has, arguably, the best personality in hockey. He is 24/7 over-the-top.
Sid is...not a hoot. Necessarily. He is, arguably, the best player in the NHL right now, but detractors call him dull. Not unintelligent. Boring. Capital "B" boring.
Look at this image. It's brilliant. Look at Ovie's hair. Straight out of the shower.
Sid's hair? Perfectly coiffed for the last 2 hours, minimum.
Shirt? I think, possibly, Ovie slept in that ill-fitting shirt. If not, I'd like to know what happened to it between his PA picking it up at the dry cleaner, and this photo shoot. That's gotta be a hell of a story.
Sid's shirt? Nearly perfect. Crisp. Custom tailored.
I don't think we really need to dwell on the dental work. Ovie looks like he's never met a dentist. Sid looks like he is a dentist.
These guys are rivals - got into an epic fight last season. Ovie looks like he's over it - and then some. Sid? Not so much.
I. Love. This. Picture.
Everything you need to know about these guys is right there in black and white.
The power of an image. Ya gotta love it.
PS - If you click on the Sidney link and look at his roster picture, ask yourself this question: Is this guy the love child of Barbra Streisand and Joe Camel? Bless him.