SUNRISE, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Brad Boyes #22 is congratulated by Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers after scoring a first period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BB&T Center on September 28, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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