NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Jamie Langenbrunner #15, named captain of the USA team for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, stands with Andy Greene #6 and Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils during warm-ups prior to the game against the New York Rangers on January 12, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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