Carolina Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Wild - Compuware NHL Premiere
HELSINKI, FINLAND - OCTOBER 8: Players from the Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild fight during the first 10 minutes of the game at the Hartwall Areena during the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere game on October 8, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/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