CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 11: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames is accompanied by his family as he is presented with a Silver Stick commemorating his 1,000 games in the NHL before playing against the Dallas Stars on February 11, 2010 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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