Chris Drury of the New York Rangers pursues the puck in front of Matthew Carle of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the NHL Premiere Prague game at the O2 Arena on October 4, 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic.
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