Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Two
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 18: Goalie Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates during the pre game warm ups prior to Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 18, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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