VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 25: Referee Kerry Fraser relaxes in a rocking chair in his dressing room before the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Buffalo Sabres at General Motors Place on January 25, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fraser was given a rocking chair from the off ice officials as a gift to commemorate his last game refereeing in Vancouver. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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