Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks and Brad Lukowich of the San Jose Sharks vie for position in the low slot in the first period during the NHL game at Honda Center on March 15, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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