LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 28: Andre Benoit #61 of the Colorado Avalanche brings the puck up the ice ahead of Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/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