DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the puck during Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 24, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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