SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 24: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks is surrounded by his teammates after he scored a powerplay goal in the first period of their game against the Phoenix Coyotes at HP Pavilion on January 24, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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