2011 NHL Entry Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 23: Top draft prospects (back row L-R) Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Dougie Hamilton, Seth Ambroz, Jonathan Huberdeau, Sean Couturier, (Front Row L-R) John Gibson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Strome and Nathan Beaulieu pose for a group photo during the Top Prospects Media Availability as part of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Walker Arts Center on June 23, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/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