Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins moves the puck up ice in against Joffrey Lupul of the Philadelphia Flyers on March 22, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia won the game 3-1.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/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