Head Coach Scott Gordon and Assistant Coach Dan Lacroix of the New York Islanders direct traffic from the bench against the Dallas Stars on October 23, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Dallas wins 5-3. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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