UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 20: Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders ducks under a hit by Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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