NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Head Coach Alain Vigneault, Associate Coach Scott Arniel, and Assistant Coaches Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix of the New York Rangers watch warm-ups before the game against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden on December 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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