VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 23: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks walks out of the team dressing room on his way to warm up before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena on November 23, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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