NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 05: Anders Lindback #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a first period save against Alexei Ponikarovsky #12 of the New Jersey Devils as Adam Hall #18 of Tampa Bay moves in to defend at the Prudential Center on March 5, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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