2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 2: Vancouver Canucks equipment manager Pat O'Neill hangs the jersey of team captain Henrik Sedin before the game against the Ottawa Senators at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place Stadium March 2, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (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