2013 NHL Draft - Top Prospects Visit The Empire State Building
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Top NHL 2013 Draft prospect Jonathan Drouin is interviewed by the media on the observation deck at The Empire State Building on June 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via 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