Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Two
CHICAGO - APRIL 18: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks grabs the puck as Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Nashville Predators watches from the side, in front of teammate goalie Pekka Rinne #35 at Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2010 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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