WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 19: Fans (L-R) Derek McMahon, Lucas Stout, and Darryl Chartrand cheer for the cameras as they make their way to the doors before the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators game on January 19, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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