CHICAGO - APRIL 25: (L-R) Dustin Byfuglien #33, Martin Havlat #24, Kris Versteeg #32 and Brian Campbell #51 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a first period goal by teammate Brent Seabrook #7 against the Calgary Flames during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 25, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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