WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 4: Winnipeg Jets fans celebrate the Winnipeg home opener before a game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Winnipeg Jets in front of the MTS Centre on October 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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