OTTAWA - NOVEMBER 09: Freddy Modin #19 of the Atlanta Thrashers tries to stuff the puck past Brian Elliott #30 of the Ottawa Senators during a game at Scotiabank Place on November 9, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/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