CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild approaches the puck as Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches from behind in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 30, 2013 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