Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Four
COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 23: David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets slides in an attempt to block the puck as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots the puck past Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 23, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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