New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game One
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 29: Fans arrive for Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on April 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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