Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Three
COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 21: Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a glove save as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for position during the first period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (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