David Booth of the Florida Panthers is held up by Boyd Gordon of the Washington Capitals on February 15, 2009 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Capitals defeated the Panthers 4-2. (Photo by Jon Greenberg/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