Willie Mitchell brings the Stanley Cup to Port McNeill
PORT MCNEILL, CANADA - AUGUST 12: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup at the top of Mount Benedict August 12, 2012 near Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada. Mitchell took the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Port McNeill, B.C. for his one-day celebration with the prized trophy. (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