PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 07: Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers gives an interview to members of the media after the Flyers defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on April 7, 2009 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Flyers clinched a spot in the playoffs. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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