BOSTON, MA - MARCH 27: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins wears a Boston Fire Department hat, in honor of the tragic fire that killed two firefighters on March 26th, 2014, during warm ups before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the TD Garden on March 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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