NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 18: A view of the retro mask goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of New Jersey Devils will be wearing tonight in the game against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on March 18, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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