BOSTON - APRIL 19: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins walks back to the lockeroom before he faces the Buffalo Sabers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on April 19, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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