ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 07: Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks scores a goal past Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins as Olli Maatta #3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins loks on during the first period at Honda Center on March 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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