ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 13: Young St. Louis Blues fans get high-fives from Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues as he leaves the ice after warming up during an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 13, 2014 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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