WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Paul Dainton #60 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms-up before the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on September 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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