RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 29: Members of the Carolina Hurricanes participate in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets during Go Green Night presented by Bayer CropScience at PNC Arena on March 29, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hurricanes players wore green jerseys in support of Go Green Night. The sweaters will be auctioned online throughout the summer with proceeds benefiting the Kids N Community Foundation, Passage Home and SEEDS. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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