ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks falls to the ice between Daniel Cleary #11, Valtteri Filppula #51 and Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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