ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 29: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) One of the scoreboards in the end zone sites atop the stadium during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Build-Out on December 29, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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