WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 28: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets leaves the ice after taking the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Nashville Predators at the MTS Centre on January 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Trouba and his teammates donned commemorative jerseys in honor of Rick Rypien and the Hockey Talks Mental Awareness Initiative. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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