BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Shaone Morrison #27 of the Buffalo Sabres is interviewed outside the Sabres dressing room by broadcaster Rob Ray before their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at HSBC Arena on February 16, 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