2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Team Practice Session
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Gustav Nyquist #14, Drew Miller #20, Joakim Andersson #18, Daniel Cleary #71 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings look on during 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic team practice session on December 31, 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