New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers - Game Seven
SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 26: Goaltender Jose Theodore #60 of the Florida Panthers warms up prior to the game against the New Jesey Devils in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BankAtlantic Center on April 26, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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