Goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils makes a skate save on a point blank shot by Simon Gagne of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on March 1, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. Brodeur made 27 saves to earn his 100th career regular season shutout as the Devils blanked the Flyers, 3-0. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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