CALGARY, AB - APRIL 20: Warren Peters #63, Curtis Glencross #20, Eric Nystrom #23, Adrian Aucoin #33 and Jim Vandermeer #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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