NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 27: Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils collide at Prudential Center on February 27, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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