New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Seven
WASHINGTON - APRIL 28: A Fan of the Washington Capitals watches his team during the pregame warm ups against the New York Rangers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 28, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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