2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer of the legendary rock band KISS walk the red carpet at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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