San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO - MAY 23: Fans enter the United Center before the start of Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks on May 23, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/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