Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game Six
VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 11: A Vancouver Canucks fan hoists a replica of the Stanley Cup in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on May 11, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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