Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils stops the puck on a shot by Tom Kostopoulos of the Montreal Canadiens during the game at the Bell Centre on March 14, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Devils won, 3-1, giving Brodeur his 551st win, tying him with Patrick Roy as the all-time leader. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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