DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 2: Adam Foote 's #52 jersey hangs in the locker room of the Colorado Avalanche prior to the jersey retirement ceremony before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Pepsi Center on November 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The jerseys will be worn during warm up's and signed by each player and Foote and auctioned off online (Photo by Michael Martin/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