VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 1: Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to check Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks off the puck during the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, May 01, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/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