That’s exactly what Ferrari was saying.
‘I always prepared myself (that if the stat became well known) – hey, it was just a small group of nerds talking hockey – that eventually (Jim) Corsi or someone would come to me and say, “What the hell are you guys talking about and why are you (using my name)?”’ Corsi told me. ‘I figured if it happened, I would apologize and carry on.
‘I was really surprised a few years ago when I read a story in USA Today where (Jim) Corsi talked about how the inspiration (for measuring shot attempts) came to him when he was skiing in the Alps, and I thought, ‘(expletive deleted), it came to me when I saw your picture on a website, because I liked your moustache.’
A good story gets even better, though.
Ferrari had no idea back then, or even during our interview in April (until I told him), that Jim Corsi was actually the individual responsible for measuring a goalie’s workload by counting shots on goal + missed shots + blocked shots and, therefore, Ferrari’s random naming of Corsi turned out to be oh so fortuitous, that Regier wouldn’t have been talking about it if not for Corsi.
‘Oh, I had no idea of that,’ Ferrari said. ‘I just liked his moustache.’
Seriously. You can’t make up this stuff."
— McKenzie: ‘The real story of how Corsi got its name’ [x]