Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game Two
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 13: Willie Mitchell #33 and Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings share a laugh as they stand on their bench before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on April 13, 2012 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