NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Former New York Ranger Mike Richter #35 and former New York Islander Eric Cairns #33 participate in a Pop-Up Hockey Game at Bryant Park on January 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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