CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 14: Jeremy Morin #11 and Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks skate past the fallen Michael Stone #26 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game on November 14, 2013 at the United Center 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