VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 13: A number of fans take pictures of Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks, celebrating his birthday, as he enters the ice to prepare for the NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena December 13, 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