LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Anze Kopitar #11 and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate with the Stanley Cup Trophy during the Los Angeles Kings victory parade and rally on June 16, 2014 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