BOSTON, MA - MAY 4: Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins runs into Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs while making a shot in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 4, 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