Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 19: Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wachovia Center on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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