DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche during preseason action at Pepsi Center on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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