New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 2: Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers moves the puck up ice between the defense of Olli Maatta #3 and Matt Niskanen #2 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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