New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 1: Keith Aucoin #10 of the New York Islanders moves the puck in front of Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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