Just a passing thought, but I find it funny that the recent, summarized, conversations have taken place in hockey-fan circles:
Analysts - "Corsi and other possession-related stats provide evidence that Douglas Murray is a terrible defenceman."
Fan Reaction - "Stats don't tell the whole story! Watch the games!"
MSM - "Alex Ovechkin is bad because of his terrible plus-minus ratio."
Fan Reaction - "This stat tells us everything we need to know."
It's almost as if the average fan repeats what the media says like a drunken, racist parrot but treats the analytical community with the respect that a creationist gives to a university degree.
No - it's exactly like that.
I'm looking forward to the narratives created in Sochi the first time Canada shows any sign of struggling. Any guesses as to what will be said? Feel free to put them in the comments.