WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles for the puck against Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on April 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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