OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 3: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators walks by a young fan holding a sign celebrating the Senators having clinched a berth into the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs prior to a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Place on April 3, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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