Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Two
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 16: Starting goaltender Brian Boucher #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers stretches during warmups prior to the start of the game against the New Jersey Devils in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 16, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis