ST PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 25: Devin Setoguchi #10 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates scoring a goal against the Edmonton Oilers with his teammates in the first period on November 25, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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