Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two
PITTSBURGH - APRIL 17: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins collides with Ryan Parent #77 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Two of the Eastern Confrence Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena 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