UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 6: Joni Ortio #37 of the Calgary Flames during warm ups before taking on the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Adam Hunger/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