Former Stanley Cup winners; (Top L-R) Martin St. Louis, Serge Savard, Guy Lafleur, Vincent Lecavalier, Jean Beliveau, Mike Modano (Bottom L-R) Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Dan Boyle, Henri Richard, Ryan Getzlaf, Dickie Moore and Scott Niedermayer pose together with the Stanley Cup before the 2009 NHL All-Star game at the Bell Centre on January 25, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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