New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Three
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Drew Doughty #8 and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate with teammate Jeff Carter #77 after Carter scored a power play goal in the third period of Game Three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (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