VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 29: Brad Richardson #15 looks on as teammate Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks kicks a soccer ball as they warm up before their NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena March 29, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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