SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 27: Sami Salo #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning digs the puck out from the boards against Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on October 27, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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