Lee Stempniak of the Toronto Maple Leafs warms up prior to his first game as the Leafs prepare to face the Atlanta Thrashers during a game at the Air Canada Centre on November 25, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (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