BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres and Matt Calvert #11 of the Columbus Blue Jackets chase the puck during a preseason game at First Niagara Center on September 25, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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