Pittsburgh Penguins v Carolina Hurricanes, Game Four
RALEIGH, NC - MAY 26: Fans tailgate before the Carolina Hurricanes face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final series of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at RBC Center May 26, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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