DALLAS, TX - MARCH 11: Brad Staubitz #16 of the Minnesota Wild distributes pucks to teammates during warm-ups against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on March 11, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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