MONTREAL, CANADA - APRIL 4: Chris Thorburn #22 of the Winnipeg Jets checks Francis Bouillon #55 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on April 4, 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