WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 14: Grant Clitsome #24 of the Winnipeg Jets stretches on the ice as he takes part in the pre-game warm up prior to facing the Dallas Stars in NHL action at the MTS Centre on March 14, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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