DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Red WIngs at Joe Louis Arena on January 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/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