BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 9: Steven Kampfer #47 of the Boston Bruins skates during warm-ups before his first game against the New York Islanders at the TD Garden on December 9, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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