COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: The scoreboard is lit up before the game between the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on October 25, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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