RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 16: Carolina Hurricanes fans purchase autographed St. Patrick's Day themed pucks before an NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 16, 2011 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. All proceeds will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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