NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 6: Ryan Suter #20 along with Patric Hornqvist #27, Alexander Sulzer #52, Martin Erat #10, Marcel Goc #9 and Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators are recognized for their Olympic bid prior to a game against the San Jose Sharks on February 6, 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