ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues looks into the stands for a moment during warm-ups prior to the game against the New York Rangers in an NHL game on October 12, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by A. J. Phillips/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