Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - Game Four
OTTAWA, CANADA - MAY 22: Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Ottawa Senators controls a rebound against Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins as Kris Letang #58 defends in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place on May 22, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/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