LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Travis Moen #24 of the San Jose Sharks has his shot blocked by goalie Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as Peter Harrold #5 defends during the first period on April 11, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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