Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game One
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 1: Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings watch for the puck next to goalie Jonathan Quick #32 of the Kings in Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on June 01, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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