Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks - Game One
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 28: Head coach Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators walks into Rogers Arena prior to the start of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Vancouver Canucks during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena on April 28, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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