NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Fans of the New York Rangers welcome Sean Avery #16 of the Rangers prior to the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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