VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 17: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues reaches out to check Rick Rypien #37 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on April 17, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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