Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Three
CHICAGO - MAY 22: Fans make their way into the UNited Center for Game Three of the Western Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings on May 22, 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