CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 10: Sam Gagner #89 of the Edmonton Oilers scores a 1st period goal against Ray Emery #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on March 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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