COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 4: Goaltender Mathieu Garon #32 of the Columbus Blue Jackets attempts to flip a puck over the glass for a fan prior to the start of their game against the Dallas Stars on February 4, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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