New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: A young fan attends the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffsnat Wells Fargo Center on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (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