ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 17: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks (C) celebrates his first period goal with Corey Perry #10 and and Ryan Carter #20 against the Chicago Blackhawks during their NHL game at the Honda Center on March 17, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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