SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 6: Fans of the Ottawa Senators hold up a sign for Daniel Alfredsson (not pictured) prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on April 6, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Alfredsson is playing in his 1,000 career National Hockey League game. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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