GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Teppo Numminen addresses the crowd after being inducted into the Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor prior to the Coyotes taking on the New York Rangers on January 30, 2010 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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