LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: A member of the Kings Ice Crew poses for a photo wearing a special hat and jacket as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Night before the Los Angeles Kings face the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on October 15, 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