sled hockeyEarlier this winter, the local newspaper reported on a match between the sled hockey team sponsored by the Buffalo Sabres and its Pittsburgh Penguins counterpart. Each team has a player going to Sochi, Russia in March as part of the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team, but the article was published in the local news section rather than sports.

It got the “soft news,” or feature story treatment, with lines such as the game “served as an inspiration” to the spectators; and describing one