CHICAGO - MAY 11: Mats Sundin #13, Willie Mitchell #8, Sami Salo and Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Raymond scored a goalin the second period as Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates towards the bench during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 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