LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Actor Jesse James signs an autograph at the unveiling of his new Los Angeles Kings clothing line at the Team LA store prior to the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings during the game on November 28, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via 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