OTTAWA - OCTOBER 15: (L-R) Members of the management and coaching staff Tim Murray, Brad Lauer, Cory Clouston, Luke Richardson, Bryan Murray, Eli Wilson Greg Carvel and Tim Pattyson of the Ottawa Senators show off their Hockey Fights Cancer ties prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Place on October 15, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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