Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Six
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings walks to the ice to warm up prior to facing the Vancouver Canucks in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 25, 2010 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