LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings handles the puck against Scott Hannan #27 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Evan Gole/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