LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 3: Hockey sticks of the Los Angeles Kings stand in the locker room before the game against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 3, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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