DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22: Jordan Caron #38 of the Boston Bruins scores a first-period goal on golie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings against the Detroit Red Wings in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/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