Goaltender Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers and Nick Boynton defend the net against Chris Thorburn of the Atlanta Thrashers at the Bank Atlantic Center on January 10, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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