CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 22: Fans walk through the snow towards the Pengrowth Saddledome for Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 22, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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