RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 07: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricane and Daniel Carcillo #13 of the New York Rangers dive for the puck in front of Anton Khudobin #31 during their game at PNC Arena on March 7, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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