Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 17: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators shoots the puck in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 17, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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