Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game One
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 15: White towels cover the seats as a young fan sits in the stands prior to the start of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at General Motors Place on April 15, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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