BOSTON, MA - MAY 10: Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens fights for the puck against Matt Fraser #25 and Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Second Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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