ONTARIO, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Goaltender Thomas Greiss #1 of the San Jose Sharks warms up for the game with the Los Angeles Kings on September 17, 2009 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)a
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