2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Practice Day And Family Skate
VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators walks out for practice as part of the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic game at BC Place on March 1, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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