MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 1: A Toronto Maple Leafs fan and Montreal Canadiens fan walk the grounds during the 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off on October 1, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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