TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 18: The Tampa Bay Lightning team store offers shoppers pink gear in support of Hockey Fights Caner night before the start of the Lightning's game against of the Dallas Stars at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 18, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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