GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07: 1980 USA Olympic hockey team player Neal Broten addresses the media prior to the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks at Jobing.com Arena on February 7, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/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