COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 11: Taylor Pyatt #14 of the Phoenix Coyotes tries to get around Grant Clitsome #14 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on January 11, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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