LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins steps onto the ice against the Los Angeles Kings during his 1,000th career game at Staples Center on March 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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