BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders skates with the puck behind the net as David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins defends at the TD Garden on April 11, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/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