Phoenix Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Chicago Blackhawks Legends Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, and Tony Esposito pose for a photo during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2012 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