TAMPA, FL - MARCH 15: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning leads his team out to the ice for pre-game warmups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 15, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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