TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 16: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is stopped on a breakaway by Dany Sabourin #32 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre September 16, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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