ST. JOHN'S, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Philips #4 of the Ottawa Senators is checked off the puck by Tim Stapleton #14 of the Winnipeg Jets in a preseason game during Kraft Hockeyville Day 3 at Mile One Centre on September 26, 2011 in St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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