RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 07: Frantisek Kaberle #5 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his third period goal with teammates Scott Walker #24, Sergei Samsonov #14, and Niclas Wallin #7 during a NHL game against the New York Islanders on April 7, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Canes defeated the Islanders 9-0. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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