CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 08: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks drops to try and disrupt control of the puck by Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers at the United Center on January 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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