New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals - Game Four
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 5: Washington Capitals fans arrive to arena before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers on May 5, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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