TORONTO, ON - MARCH 29: Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre March 29, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/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