LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Dustin Brown #23 and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings wear Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys during warm up before the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on January 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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