Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Four
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 21: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Mike Knuble #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers as they chase the loose puck during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center April 21, 2009 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