Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens - Game Four
MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 22: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens fights for the puck against Matthew Carle #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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