SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 23: A banner is raised at Tribute Night for Bill Torrey as the Florida Panthers host the New York Islanders at the BankAtlantic Center on October 23, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. Torrey was the Florida Panthers original president and was most responsible for putting together the first Panthers team. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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