GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Michael Stone #29 of the Phoenix Coyotes stretches during pregame as young fans sitting on the bench look on against the Dallas Stars at Jobing.com Arena on March 9, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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