ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 19: Fans of Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks show their support with their sign as Getzlaf skates on the ice during pre-game warm ups before the game against the New York Islanders on March 19, 2010 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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