CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 20: Goaltenders Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames and Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens lead their respective teams to the ice for the 2011 NHL Tim Hortons Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium on February 20, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, 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