NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 9: Jonas Hiller #1 plays soccer volleyball with teammates Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35, Ryan Carter #20, Evgeny Artyukhin #24 and strength coach Sean Skahan of the Anaheim Ducks prior to a game against the Nashville Predators on January 9, 2010 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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