PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 4: Coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins hands out pizza to students standing in line for twenty dollar Penguin tickets before the game at Consol Energy Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 4, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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