TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Vincent Lecavalier #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers warms up prior to his first game back against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on November 27, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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