UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 09: Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers (R) celebrates his goal at 6:28 of the first period against the New York Islanders along with Claude Giroux #28 (L) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 9, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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