LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 7: Justin Williams #14 and Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings converse before a game against the Buffalo Sabres at STAPLES Center on November 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/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