VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 2: Vancouver Canucks reporter Kathy Anderson laughs as CBC commentator Ron MacLean points at Don Cherry as he puts a magnetic suit on Zack Kassian #9 of the Vancouver Canucks before the NHL game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena March 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via 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