San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Game Seven
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks is pursued by Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings for the puck in the first period of Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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