Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Braydon Coburn #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers defends goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 against James Neal #18 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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