Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 19: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets attempts to wrap around the net as Craig Adams #27 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends in the first period and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins slides in to position in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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