LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: A fan holds a puck while watching warmups between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings prior to the game on October 25, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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