Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Two
CHICAGO - MAY 03: Andrew Ladd #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks start to shove into each other in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo #1 at Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 03, 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