Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 11: A Penguins fan poses with a cut out of Tyler Kennedy #48 of the Pittsburgh Penguins before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 11, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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