New Jersey Devils v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Six
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 26: Goalie Cam Ward # 30 of the Carolina Hurricanes deflects a shot from the New Jersey Devils during the firrst period of Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 26, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Dykes/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