Stanley Cup Finals - Philadelphia Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game One
CHICAGO - MAY 29: A staute of former Chicago Bull Michael Jordan stands outside of the United Center dressed in a Blackhawks uniform before Game One of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks on May 29, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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