LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Chad Kolarik #52, Kevin Porter #23, Ryan Hollweg #32 and Sami Lepisto #18 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrate a goal by Keith Yandle in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on September 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-3. (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