Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Three
TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 6: Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins battles against Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/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