WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Fans hold up signs before the game between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center on April 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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