PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 31: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager Ray Shero of the Penguins answer reporters' questions during a press conference held before the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 31, 2012 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shero and Crosby addressed the media concerning Crosby's injuries. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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