ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Kyle Plamieri #51 (C) of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates with Ryan Getzlaf #15 and Toni Lydman #32 after scoring the Ducks' second goal of the first period against the Nashville Predators at Honda Center on February 27, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/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