ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24: Anaheim Ducks wives and girlfriends attend the Animal Shelter Night benefiting OC Animal Care prior to the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks on March 24, 2013 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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