OTTAWA - DECEMBER 31: Nick Foligno #71 of the Ottawa Senators skates prior to the start of their game against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on December 31, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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