GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 15: Chris Summers #20 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his first NHL goal at 4:35 of the first period against the Calgary Flames at the Jobing.com Arena on March 15, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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