NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise is displayed in the Devil's team store during Hockey Fights Cancer night prior to the start of the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 23, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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