VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 26: Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks sports a Pink Shirt on Anti-Bullying day as teammate Jason Garrison #5 puts his arm around him after their game-day skate before their match against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena February 26, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. February 26 is Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day in Vancouver with a goal to raise awareness about bullying. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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