RALEIGH, NC - MAY 6: A Hurricanes fan cheers on the team during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at RBC Center May 6, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (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