ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Ivan Vishnevskiy #59 of the Dallas Stars skates with the puck while being pursued by Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at the Honda Center on April 10, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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