RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes is pictured during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on November 18, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The decal on the Hurricanes helmets honors Doris Barksdale and Dickie Britt for their contributions to the organization's Kids 'N Community Foundation. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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