UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 05: Trainers arrange the pucks on the boards prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Winnipeg Jets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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