2014 NHL Stadium Series - New York - Practice Sessions And Family Skate
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders prepares for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series practice session at Yankee Stadium on January 28, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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