2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Ice crew workers spray the ice prior to the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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