VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 4: Vancouver Canuck mascot Fin looks on as former Vancouver Canuck player Pavel Bure laughs as he holds a baby during a visit to Children's Hospital in Vancouver April 4, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bure will be attending the NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks tonight. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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