ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 14: Head coach Davis Payne and assistant coach Brad Shaw of the St. Louis Blues looks on from the bench during warm-ups prior to playing against the Minnesota Wild at the Scottrade Center on January 14, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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