NEW YORK - APRIL 09: David Sloane #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in warmups prior to playing in his first NHL game against the New York Rangers on April 9, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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