BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins stands near aa projection of the Boston Marathon Memorial Ribbon seen on the ice during pre game ceremonies in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on April 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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