MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 30: Kyra Bhakti of Pickering, Ontario holds a sign supporting her favourite Montreal Canadiens prior to the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre on March 30, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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