CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks gets the puck in the net, past goalie Martin Jones #31 of the Los Angeles Kings, as Matt Greene #2 of the Kings watches from the left during the NHL game on December 30, 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