Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Two
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck between teammate Jonathan Quick #32 and David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the second period of Game Two of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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