EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 7: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings tries to cover the puck while teammate Drew Doughty #8 and Patrick O'Sullivan #19 of the Edmonton Oilers fight for the rebound at Rexall Place on April 7, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/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