RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 05: Fans congratulate Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes on being named to the USA Olympic Team prior to an NHL game against the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on January 5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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