Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Three
NEWARK, NJ - MAY 03: Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammates James van Riemsdyk #21 and Danny Briere #48 after scoring a goal against Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on May 3, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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