RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06: Zac Dalpe #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes greets excited Hurricanes fans before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at the PNC Arena on April 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dalpe has been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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