LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK & WHITE) Tanner Pearson #70 of the Los Angeles Kings lifts the Stanley Cup after his team won Game Five 3-2 in double overtime over the New York Rangers in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won the series 4-1. (Photo by Dave Sandford/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