WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 22: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Mike Ribeiro #9 at the MTS Centre on March 22, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Travis Golby/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