LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Members of the media participate in a group skte on the ice as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on January 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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