PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 2: Brenden Morrow #10 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for a puck in front of Tyler Myers #57 of the Buffalo Sabres during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 2, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/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