Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Kent Huskins of the Anaheim Ducks defend the net against Kyle Calder of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on November 4, 2008 at Staples Center 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