TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 22: Fans joust outside of the St. Pete Times Forum before the Tampa Bay Lightning as they host the San Jose Sharks on October 22, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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