LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings gets attempts to get around Dustin Byfuglien #33 and Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at the Staples Center on March 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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