Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders - Game Six
UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 11: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders stops Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on a breakaway in the first period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. Jarome Iginla #12 of the Penguins picked up the rebound and scored. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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