NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Former New York Rangers Ron Duguay, Stephane Matteau and Dan Blackburn participate in the Season Subscriber Fan Forum at Stout prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on March 22, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Taylor/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