Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 30: PK Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his first period goal with teammates Tomas Plakanec #14 and Roman Hamrlik #44 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 30, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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