VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 26: Cory Monteith, a Canadian actor from the television show 'Glee', jokes around with Vancouver Canucks mascot Fin before their game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena on December 26, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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