COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 17: Jason Chimera #25 of the Columbus Blue Jackets, sporting a 'Hockey Fights Cancer' sticker on his helmet, stretches on the ice during pre game warmups on October 17, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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