WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 04: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders finds the puck in traffic during the first period of an NHL game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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