VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Workers build the rink for the 2014 Heritage Classic Game on February 25, 2014 at B.C. Place in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks square off in this year's annual classic. (Photo by Kevin Light/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