NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 31: Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his second goal of the game on the powerplay against the Florida Panthers at 11:33 of the first period at the Prudential Center on March 31, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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