ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 12: Members of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to a NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 12, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The players are wearing camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Joshua Chamberlain Society and HEROES care. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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