Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings - Game 2
DETROIT - MAY 31: Fans wait to enter Joe Louis Arena before Game Two of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings on May 31, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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