LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 6: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings attempts a save against Vladamir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Poole/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