TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is presented with a commemorative plaque celebrating his 1,000th NHL game from former teammates Dave Andreychuk and Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers prior to the start of the game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on November 25, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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