OTTAWA, ON - OCTOBER 27: (L-R) Brian Murray, Jason Smith, Mark Reeds, Paul MacLean, Dave Cameron, Tim Pattyson, Rick Wamsley and Tim Murray of the Ottawa Senators pose for a photo on the ice holding signs stating who they 'stand up for' on Hockey Fights Cancer night prior to a game against the San Jose Sharks at Canadian Tire Centre on October 27, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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