COLUMBUS, OH -MARCH 16: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 16, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus warmed up in special green jerseys in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day. The jersey's will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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