New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers and John Moore #12 of the New York Rangers battle for the loose puck in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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