BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 11: Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers is interviewed by Sarah Kustok of the Versus Network before their game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on January 11, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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