Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Three
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17: Los Angeles Kings fans walk outside Staples Center before Game Three of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on May 17, 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