LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Jack Johnson #3 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts as he keeps R.J. Umberger #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets from the puck in front of Jonathan Quick #32 during the first period at Staples Center on January 7, 2012 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