DALLAS - MARCH 12: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings returns to the ice against the Dallas Stars on March 12, 2010 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Williams suffered a broken leg that has sidelined him since December 26. (Photo by Glenn James/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