ST. LOUIS, MO. - APRIL 21: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks controls the puck against T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 21, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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