NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammate Jaden Schwartz #9 after Steen scored in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/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