CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: Jordan Hendry #6 of the Chicago Blackhawks takes the puck to the goal to score, as Andrew Alberts #41 of the Vancouver Canucks watches from down on the ice during the game on March 05, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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