DALLAS, TX - APRIL 27: Trevor Daley #6 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal against Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period during Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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