Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - Game Five
MONTREAL, CANADA - MAY 9: Fans of the Montreal Canadiens came early to catch a bit of sun before Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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