DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 19: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his 666th career goal with Derek Roy #11 and Alex Goligoski #33 against the Phoenix Coyotes on opening night at American Airlines Center on January 19, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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