EDMONTON, CANADA - JANUARY 14: Meaghan Mikkelson (C) and Shannon Szabados (L), members of Team Canada in women's hockey at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, join Edmonton Oilers' head coach Pat Quinn at center ice with the Olympic torch before a game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rexall Place on January 14, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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