PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Richard Park #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up against the Detroit Red Wings before a preseason game at Consol Energy Center on September 21, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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