PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 09: A general view of the exterior of the Wells Fargo Center before the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers on November 9, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/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