Patrick Roy stands with Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens during a ceremony to retire his #33 before the Boston Bruins face the Montreal Canadiens during their NHL game at the Bell Centre November 22, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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