GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 20: (L-R) Patrick Kane #88, Michael Frolik #67 and Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after Keith scored a first period power play goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 20, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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