VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 10: New York Islanders colour analyst Butch Goring (R) shakes hands with Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager and former Islander Lorne Henning after an interview before the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders at Rogers Arena March 10, 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