LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: (EDITORS NOTE: An infrared camera was used to create this image.)
Fans arrive for the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes at the Staples Center on March 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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