NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils takes the ice for warmups prior to starting his first home game as a New Jersey Devil against the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center on October 19, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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