UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 22: Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders is congratulated on his first period goal by teammate Kyle Okposo #21 during the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 22, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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