BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates in the locker room after winning the Stanley Cup when his team defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game Six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks won the series 4-2 to win the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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