SAINT PAUL, MN - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Robby Incmikoski and Tom Chorske host pre-game coverage of the game between the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Xcel Energy Center on January 23, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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