NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Shea Weber (L) and Ryan Suter of the Nashville Predators pose with their olympic medals prior to a game against the Edmonton Oilers on March 2, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by Frederick Breedon/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