Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils - Game Five
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 09: A Los Angeles Kings fan stands with a New Jersey Devils fan during the second period of Game Five of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on June 9, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/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