LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Olli Jokinen #12 of the New York Rangers skates in his first game with his new team during warm up against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on February 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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