WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 6: Eric Tangradi #27 of the Winnipeg Jets takes a long range shot at the empty net during the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre on October 6, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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