EDMONTON, AB - FEBRUARY 14: George Parros #16 of the Anaheim Ducks crashes into Jeff Deslauriers #38 of the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on February 14, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Ducks beat the Oilers 7-3. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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