VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 14: Steven Pinizzotto #13 of the Vancouver Canucks walks to the Canucks dressing room before his NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena March 14, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Pinizzotto is scheduled to play in his first ever NHL game tonight. (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