PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 23: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers sports his new short hair cut during his pregame interview with Steve Coates of Comcast Sportsnet prior to the start of his game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 23, 2010 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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