NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 20: Former New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild shoots the puck during pregame warmups prior to playing in his first game back in New Jersey against at the Prudential Center on March 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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