OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 30: Stephanie Richardson poses for a photo on Hockey Talks night in support of Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.) prior to an NHL game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on January 30, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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