ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks checks Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers from behind in the first period during the NHL game at Honda Center on April 8, 2013 in Anaheim, California. Beleskey received a two-minute minor for boarding on the play. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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