BOSTON - APRIL 9: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins watches the loose puck against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Banknorth Garden on April 9, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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