OTTAWA, CANADA - JANUARY 1: Clarke MacArthur #16 celebrates his first period goal with teammates Tomas Kaberle #15 and Luke Schenn of the Toronto Maple Leaf against the Ottawa Senators s at Scotiabank Place on January 1, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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