QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC - SEPTEMBER 20: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens is chsed by Chuck Kobasew #12 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL Preseason game on September 20, 2009 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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