COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 15: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets knocks over a pile of pucks for pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 15, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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