Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Six
PITTSBURGH - MAY 11: Fans get ready to support their team in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins outside Mellon Arena on May 11, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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