LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Jim Fox, Bob Miller, Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans pose for a photo prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center on October 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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