Ryan Carter of the Anaheim Ducks looks to deflect a shot as Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the net with Mike Van Ryn of the Leafs looking on during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre October 21, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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