BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: The Boston Bruins skate before Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on May 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/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