WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up before the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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