DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators tries to keep a puck airborne before an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on April 25, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/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