BOSTON - JANUARY 1: Workers finalize the setup of the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic before the game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010 in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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