Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens - Game Three
MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 20: P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens keeps his balance after a body check by Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 20, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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