ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29: Mark Fistric #28 of the Dallas Stars makes a save in front of goaltender Kari Lehtonen #32 in the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on March 29, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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