OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 9: Michael Raffl #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his 1st career NHL goal with teammates Brayden Schenn #10, Luke Schenn #22, Andrej Meszaros #41 and Wayne Simmonds #17 as Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators skates away at Canadian Tire Centre on December 9, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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